Mexican but dont Speak Spanish, thats ok

Monique Martinez,
Riverside, CA.

I am half Mexican and half Filipino but everyone always thinks I am full Mexican. When they find out I am mixed, half the time they don’t believe me. Then when they find out I don’t speak Spanish, I get comments like “how do you not know Spanish, you not a real Mexican.” The thing is my dad never taught it to me so I never got the opportunity to learn it and I wish I did know Spanish, but that does not make me any less Mexican.

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