The other day I got an email asking me why Mike & Jolene don’t ‘act like Mexicans’. I had to think about it for a moment. There are a few reasons, I guess. Firstly, they aren’t. They’re Americans. Maybe their families came from there, but that doesn’t mean they have to act like stereotypes. I’ve known a lot of Mexicans. (and Asians, but not many black people for whatever reason.) Sure, some of them live up to the stereotypes, but others shatter them completely. I come from a pretty diverse part of the country. You get all kinds of people, and the like minded ones tend to gather together. I don’t know, is my worldview abnormal? Should Mike and Jo just run around in sombreros, drinking tequila? That certainly doesn’t fit in with my life experiences.