I’m Mexican-American, heritage comes first

Bessie King
Boston, MA

I don’t think I have been offended by being asked “Where are you from?” before. I was raised to know that I am a Mexican with an American passport in a country where everyone is from somewhere. Until the USA truly embraces diversity and it’s own history, there will be no end to seemingly offending someone when asking about their background. You’re not “from here,” I’m not”from here,” our genetics can prove it, so embrace your own history, too, and open up the gates to conversation and education. Maybe then our country will truly understand that in order to move forward diversity is just a fact of life, not a hot topic.


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