Erica Renee Contreras
I’m from San Antonio Texas, quite possibly the most acculturated city with majority Latinos in the US. Growing up there was always so confusing. I don’t speak a word of Spanish. I live with the fact that no matter who I’m talking to, I inevitably end up feeling guilty for my lack of language skills. If you approach me speaking Spanish I’m offended you would assume I speak Spanish first. Then when you realize I don’t speak Spanish and you have the audacity to look down on me, I wonder why? Then I feel guilty because I should know the language, even if my last name wasn’t Contreras.