Mexican white girl, doesn’t speak Spanish.

photo (3)Elysha O’Brien,
Las Vegas, NV.

Whites see me as Mexican, Mexicans view me as White because I don’t speak Spanish. I find it interesting that we don’t qualify other ethnic identities on the basis of language.

Featured on NPR’s Morning Edition Segment: Living in Two Worlds but with Just One Language
http://www.npr.org/2013/05/23/185839159/living-in-two-worlds-but-with-just-one-language

 

Mexican white girl, doesn’t speak Spanish.

photo (3)Elysha O’Brien,
Las Vegas, NV.

Whites see me as Mexican, Mexicans view me as White because I don’t speak Spanish. I find it interesting that we don’t qualify other ethnic identities on the basis of language.

Featured on NPR’s Morning Edition Segment: Living in Two Worlds but with Just One Language
http://www.npr.org/2013/05/23/185839159/living-in-two-worlds-but-with-just-one-language

Mexican white girl, doesn’t speak Spanish.

photo (3)Elysha O’Brien,
Las Vegas, NV.

Whites see me as Mexican, Mexicans view me as White because I don’t speak Spanish. I find it interesting that we don’t qualify other ethnic identities on the basis of language.

Featured on NPR’s Morning Edition Segment: Living in Two Worlds but with Just One Language
http://www.npr.org/2013/05/23/185839159/living-in-two-worlds-but-with-just-one-language

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