I am NOT just a statistic

Jeannine Chavez,
Huntington Park, CA.

As a United States citizen who lives in Los Angeles as a gay Mexican female, it has limited my privileges. Being a different race, sex, and having a different sexuality than others have all caused me to be oppressed and quite often hear remarks about these three social identities that people perceive me by. Racism, sexism, and homophobia are things i have to deal with on the daily because i’m not in compliance with society. Just because I am a gay Mexican female and not a straight white male, I get judged everyday by several people but I always keep in mind that I am special and unique. Society teaches us to be prejudice of how people look and act but in reality there is more to that then just appearances.

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