Conversations on Immigration: Carlos Mencia

Carlos Mencia

hide captionCarlos Mencia's mother is Mexican and his father is from Honduras, but his ethnic lineage is far more complex.

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Comedian Carlos Mencia's routines feature a stream of observations and questions about race and ethnicity, with something to offend just about anyone. His own experiences are as complex as his lineage. He says America would benefit from more assimilation.

About the Series

In a series of conversations, we tackle some of the broad, underlying themes in the immigration debate, including assimilation, the use of language, the meaning of citizenship. We'll talk with comedian Carlos Mencia, author John Updike, Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos and others.

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