Not White Enough, Not Hispanic Enough

Eliana Rodriguez,
Winston Salem, NC.

I hate the feeling of rejection from the Caucasians I grew up with and the Hispanics that come from my culture. Ive always felt alienated from the white students in my schools but it hurt even more to find out that people from my own culture didn’t accept me cause I wasn’t similar enough to them. I hate hearing about how Im not hispanic enough from different races cause it makes me feel as if the only thing people see when they look at me is my skin color. Im supposed to be proud of my culture and yet I receive hate from people that I’m supposed to relate to, and people that know nothing about me or my culture. Why am I shammed by both sides of my life?


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