Mexican? Ha, I don’t think so!

Valentina
Colorado Springs, CO

When people first see me they immediately associate me with being Mexican. I am Latina, but I am from Colombia. Everyone seems to instantly categorize me with the stereotypes created for Mexicans. To me it is an insult because people are judging me by the way I look, instead of asking a simple question. It seems that when they realize I am not Mexican they suddenly change their opinion and snarky comments. So when people ask, “Are you Mexican?” , I respond: Ha, I don’t think so! I’m am Colombian and proud of it.


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