I don’t speak Spanish, just Russian

anthMichelle Del Pin,
Brooklyn, NY.

I can’t even tell you how many times people have come up to me and started speaking Spanish. Sometimes it even goes as far as telling me that it’s sad I don’t speak my native language. Yes my skin is brown and my hair is black. So? There are other types of people in the world who share this phenotype and are not Spanish. There was a time when I thought I should learn a whole new language just to make them happy. Today’s me really does not care what they think. I grew up in an English speaking country with Italian parents. I may be me and if you have a problem with that maybe you should learn a new language.

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