'I'm Not Racist, I'm Argentine!'

What does it look like when one Latino is racist towards another? And what can one tiny interaction say about the way communities relate? How one viral video reveals fissures in the Latino community.
A recent scuffle between an elotero and a pedestrian in Hollywood re-energized discussion about legalizing street vending in California. Source: Adrian Florido

This viral video out of Hollywood raises an interesting question: What does racism look like from one Latino to another?

In the video, two Latinos — one, a dark-skinned Mexican street vendor, the other, a lighter-skinned Argentine out walking his dog — confront each other on an LA street. First, the walker complains that the vendor is taking up too much space on the sidewalk. "Mueve tu carro," he

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