Hello! If you don't have this problem, or you're a friend of someone who has this problem. Please, pay attention, or not.....you know, because ignorance is bliss.
First let me explain a little bit about myself. I am white AND Mexican. Though I was adopted by an African American family. It got to the point to where I didn't even know I was Mexican until I was like in fifth grade.
So when people use to asks me." What are you." Which by the way is the most unnecessary fucking question you ever need to ask when meeting a new person! Like what the hell does my ethnicity have to do with us being friends?????
But I would say." I'm white and Mexican."
And they'd just stare at me.....with the biggest fucking look of disbelief. Like oh no...... you thought if you'd stare long enough a sombrero would magically appear on my head that would let you know I'm telling the truth? Sorry to burst you're bubble. And they'd say." Can you speak Spanish?"
Listen. In what world....do you just pop out of someone's womb speaking Spanish? If I grow up learning that cat is cat then a cat is a mother fucking cat. It is not automatically translated as gato because my body's like nuh uh....you're Mexican....no English for you.....like I know plenty of Mexicans who DO NOT KNOW SPANISH.....
Why????? Because they didn't grow up learning Spanish. Oh my gosh! Like is that even possible.
I know you people, and I don't mean people as in white people. I mean people as in all you little ignorant fucks....who like to look at me and go
No black hair?
No Carmel skin?
No Spanish accent?
No fuck you! Your race is not your personality, it is not your social uniform. It is your fucking genes that tell you if you're a REAL Mexican or not. It is the fact that you are either:
A. Born from ATLEAST one parent that is Mexican
B. You are born in mexico.
If you have those characteristics then guess what amigo.....you're Mexican.
I spent fucking 10 years of my life learning Spanish just so I can prove myself to the fucking world that I am Mexican! Like it was my fucking responsibility or something!
Pssssh, and they say white people are racist.
I was with a friend once (who was Mexican) and she brought me over to a guy friend (who was also Mexican) and introduced me to him and said." She's Mexican too."
I kid you not....he looked me up and down twice. Like he was fucking double checking, and then looked me in the eyes and said." She's not Mexican." And walked away.
This kind of bullshit has got to stop! I'm denied by BOTH the races I was born in because I'm niether "white enough" or "Mexican enough."
The only thing I learned over these past couple years is to be whatever I want! Learn whatever fucking language I want! And be happy with Who I am, because there is no one that can understand you more than you!