“When I was in high school class of '98, I remember most Avenues members being light-skinned Chicano types, none of which spoke an ounce of Spanish, save for Chicano slang like "vato" and "barrio.”
“It was the secret fantasy of every "vato" living in or out of the "pachucada" to put on the zoot suit and play the myth.”
“October 26th, 2009 at 7: 47 pm andale vato gazomaz”
“No, not with her blonde hair and blue eyes but George Lopez, look out vato!”
“Yet each time they include me in the conversation, they refer to me as vato or loco or ese, terms used among Mexican Americans or their acculturated counterparts up and down California, both North and Baja.”
“By now I hear the George Lopez imitators saying as they go back to their internet shopping, "Geez vato, why you cryin'?”
“And so you listen to the first vato that comes along and whispers sweet nothings in your ear.”
“Those who are actually “jumped in” to neighborhoods perform reconnaissance, stir things up, and often shame the males into fighting—“Are you going to let that vato just walk over there, across the street and NOT do anything about it?””
“The bad news: you know the twenty-year-old vato, calling from jail...”
“The hard vato with his gangster pose has morphed into a thoughtful, measured man, aware of gifts and talents previously obscured by the unreasonable demands of his gang life.”
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