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The 'Sleeping Mexican:' Honored Cultural Icon or Derogatory Stereotype?

The "Sleeping Mexican" is a famous statue of a laborer asleep against a cactus, dressed in a sarape, with his face hidden by a sombrero. Does this depiction honor a cultural past or insult it?

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