Sometimes I feel bad about being Hispanic

Anonymous
Culpepper, VA

Me being Hispanic I feel like everybody thinks I’m just a normal “Mexican” who came to the U.S.A. Is not even close to them, I still feel bad about being Hispanic, it has been five years almost six years since i moved to the United State. People treat you different it doesn’t matter where you are from. I still get make fun from this day forward.

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  • Rich Perez

    Don’t ever feel bad about your ethnic background. Be the best person you can be and most people will respect you for it. Good luck :-)

  • QueenieB

    First of all, I want to learn Spanish. Too many people have been telling me that living in Miami, I should know Spanish and it’s true. No one speaks English in Kendall! You have that language most of us wish we can speak. It’s such a sensual language! Second of all, I will tell you that what you are going through, others have gone through worse!

    Homosexuals, Heroin Addicts, Hemophiliacs and Haitian origin. Those were the 4H’s that were considered “risk factors” for AIDS infection according to the CDC in 1982.

    I’m Haitian and my family and I faced so much hatred, ridicule, racism in the 80’s and the 90’s because the CDC claimed that AIDS came from Haiti when I found out through research that Dr. Robert Gallo created AIDS in the laboratories in the US. In April 1984, Dr. Robert Gallo filed a US patent application for his invention, the HIV/AIDS virus.

    During that time, we were shot at, harassed, beaten up, my parents lost their jobs. our homes were burned down. We went through a lot. But not one day we denied or was ashamed of being Haitian. We protested, we lobbied, we demanded respect. Then they took Haitian origin off the list and then turned to Africa as a “scapegoat”. What we should have done was sue the CDC for creating the hatred.

    Keep your head up and stand tall. You have to demand respect. It’s never given.

  • Heather O.

    I’m very sorry to hear this. My best friend had to hide her Hispanic roots from her father in law otherwise she feared he wouldn’t approve of her.

 

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