If you're Latino, it may have been assumed that you speak Spanish. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. Although there's quite a bit of Latinos who are bilingual, fewer American-born Latinos are speaking Spanish.
I am one of them. Although I grew up in a Spanish-speaking (sorta) home, my mother spoke to me and my sister strictly in English. I can pick up a conversation, but I am not very great at communicating back.
Latino, but can't speak Spanish? Oh, I understand that struggle. Here's some of the problems we face --
1) People Will Start Having Convos in Spanish With You
Even extended family members will assume you're fluent in Spanish, and you'll just sit there like, "wtf?" And sometimes you need to ask them to repeat what they just said, and to say it slowly.
2) It's Assumed You're Not Culturally Aware
Just because you can't speak Spanish, doesn't mean you're not culturally aware. You might still be able to dance bachata/salsa/merengue/cumbia. You also might be able to discuss important issues in Latin America like colorism and politics, you just express those things in English.
3) Why Do You Have An Accent...
...If you can't speak Spanish? Some of us grew up pronouncing English words in a Spanish accent, because our teachers, mothers, fathers, and friends pronounced those words in a specific way. It happens. Some of us have a "Spanish" accent, but cannot have a conversation in Spanish to save our lives.
4) We Can't Speak Spanish, But We Can Sure As Hell Cook
You want me to cook you up arroz, arepas, pasteles, empanadas, enchiladas, tres leches, churrasco? DONE! We just need the recipe in English. We may struggle with Spanish grammar, but some of us can throw it down in the kitchen and cook something truly traditional and authentic.
5) We Still Struggle With English Words
Even though we're pretty sh*tty with the Spanish language, there are just some words we only know in Spanish. And sometimes it's hard for us to figure out the English translation of that word is.
6) We Can't Speak Spanish, But We Can Speak Food
We can't hold conversation in Spanish, but we can make an extensive list of all the Spanish names for food. Because let's be real, that's the most important thing to remember.