This was a question in a quiz, it was meant to be a fun event but I felt really offended, and 3 Mexican friends also felt offended.
Which dog breed was described in the media as a Mexican hooligan?
Answer is Chihuahua.
The word hooligan is used to describe a human, the origin of that word is also on a human. Of all the adjectives to use to describe a dog, could've said that dog is a violent Mexican dog, but that person decided to choose the word hooligan associated with a human, it felt like he was saying that dog is a Mexican violent/gangster person, drawing a comparison with a dog and Mexicans, implying he thinks Mexicans are dogs.
I have voiced my concern about this quiz question, I was told there is nothing wrong since the dog is Mexican and the wording described a dog. The person I voiced this to did not appreciate implied racism in my opinion, I mentioned this to 3 Mexicans and all of them noticed the implied racism.
Do you think I'm being unreasonable kicking up a fuss over a quiz question? Imagine a comparison was made between a certain animal and black people, I think many complaints would've been made. It felt like when I brought up this is implied racism it was downplayed and brushed aside.
Let me know your opinions.