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I Am Mexican American

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 218 People

    I Am What I Am

    I was born in Texas to an American mother and a Mexican father. I lived in CO until I six when we moved to Mexico I was always raised as an American. I guess my culture is more American eventhough I speak perfect Spanish with a Mexico City accent. We are a small family and we don...
    CharlotteBeth CharlotteBeth 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    White-Wash Or Americanized?

    I am Mexican American or Chicana. My parents are both illegal immigrants and gave birth to me in the U.S.. I go to a private university in Southern California and I recently met a transfer student who went to a very "unfortunate" school. He says he noticed that there are a lot of...
    1corii1313 1corii1313 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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    I Am Mexican American

    i was born in Southern California in 1986. my parents are from Michoacan Mexico. i am sometimes ashamed of being an American. YES i am. because of all the hate, racism against Mexicans. not only Mexicans are sometimes illegal... i hate that everyone generalizes that illegal...
    Sarah619 Sarah619 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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    I Am Mexican American

    I am mexican American. I have a very large family on my dads side and on my moms side very small. I have a wonderful and amazing family.
    angredrose angredrose 21-25, F Oct 17, 2007

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    Dad

    well i said ill tel u mo about my dad an il get 2 dat but not 2 day 4 da 1st time dat i can remember my dad almost did someting nice he almost goe me my freaken 1st phone but b4 dat he decided 2 b mean b4 he could so 4 now i ruend my chance 2 get 1 now but some family comein...
    cmedrano cmedrano 13-15, F Jul 2, 2010

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    Pride In Who I Am

    Yup, I'm Mexican-American, born and mostly raised in California (in a little ghetto town that no one really knows about but I love it to death!). My parents were both born in Mexico. My mom is from el D.F. and my dad is from Teocaltiche, Jalisco. I'm proud of who I am and no one...
    Kryptonite95 Kryptonite95 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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    The First In My Family To Be Born In The States

    I was born the late '80s to a family where both parents were recent immigrants. Although back then, it was definitely tougher to help ones parents out where we were living (Midwest, right in the middle of the country). I was a shy girl, too, so if my parents needed me to help...
    StrataLynx StrataLynx 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2011

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    Mexican and proud !! My parents are Mexican

    and I was born here in Massachusetts I love it and love to live it this way
    MerpR MerpR 16-17, F May 13

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    Help

    hey just now i wanna say if u knw any manger or wat eva i need 2 b on tv u knw make my dream come true plz write me if u do
    cmedrano cmedrano 13-15, F Jul 3, 2010

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    Mexican Or American?

    Lately I've been pondering the issues surrounding assimilation. Both of my parents immigrated here from Mexico and have tried to preserve their culture despite being on American soil. At the same time, they have a deep appreciation for what this country has provided them. It's...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 6 Responses May 31, 2010

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    Work At Chipotle Mexican Grill? E-mail Me (kristy)

    I'm conducting a research study on Chipotle Mexican Grill if you from Mexico, and work ,at Chipotle, please e-mail me at kristycan07@yahoo.com   thank you! xoxoxox Kristy
    KristyCanyon KristyCanyon 21-25, F Dec 26, 2007

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    My dad is from Mexico

    and my mom is white. English is my native language but I grew up speaking Spanish as a kid. I understand a lot of spanish and I speak it pretty well. I am proud of my heritage.
    Rippie Rippie 22-25, M Nov 9

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    "do You Speak English?"

    i always get this question.i hate it so much....i get it at school. at the store. at the library. everywhere.Im very proud to be Mexican American. I love my roots every bit of them. but hereits hard to stay true. such a high status quo.this question makes me want to hurt that...
    suzieG78 suzieG78 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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    What You Really Need to Know About Mexicans In America

    I'm sure you have attended an American or U.S History class at some point in your life and it left you with a brief history of our country's development over the years. Many Americans stereotype Mexican people, mistakenly blame them for America's economic and social problems...
    VegaLove VegaLove 31-35, F 42 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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    Third Generation Mexican-american

    I was raised in Los Angels and from a barrio called Jimtown in the city limits of Whittier, Calif. My mother was Mexican and my father was Native American from Arizona. All my life I was told that I should be proud of my heritage and culture and was shown the traditions and...
    flowerlady619 flowerlady619 61-65 2 Responses Dec 7, 2012

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    ILavIt ILavIt 13-15, F Nov 5

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    Just Because My Name Is Hispanic

    My cell rings and i pick it it. "Hi, this is Lori" (yeah, i answer my phone like that) "yes may i speak to Lorena plz?" "This is Lorena speaking, what can i do for you?" "Do you speak english?" " Ma'm.....I'm speaking english!" I seriously had this conversation with somebody...
    imlori imlori 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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    Dad

    when i was little im sure my da was nicer but idk 4 sure im watching now as im 13 that hes nicer 2 my lil bros an sis an he treats me an my big bro a little  meaner an he gets on my moms nervs alot an im hopeing like nothin bad will happen 2 him but im hopeing 1 day they...
    cmedrano cmedrano 13-15, F Jun 30, 2010

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    QUESTION??????????

    Why do I have to be labled "MEXICAN-AMERICAN?" I was born here, so was my daddy and my granny on my daddy's side. On my mama's side, my grand-father and great grand father were born here too but my great-grandma, grandma & mama were all born in baja california...
    VegaLove VegaLove 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    It Can Be Difficult Sometimes

    In fact it is difficult to belong to two cultures. But in reality we belong to more than two. Think about it.  1) We were not born in México so we are not Mexican by right of land and many Mexican people in Mexico claim we are not Mexican but American. 2) People in...
    MisterMexico MisterMexico 21-25 1 Response Feb 9, 2008

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    I Love Mexicans...

    I LOVE BEING HALF MEXICAN... I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO MEXICO BUT MY MOM AND SISTERS TELL ME IT'S BEAUTIFUL. PLUS MEXICAN FOOD IS AMAZING...
    countingshadows07 countingshadows07 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2010

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    Latinaslovebest Latinaslovebest 16-17, F Oct 24

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    Both of my parents are Mexican

    but were born here in the US 🇮🇹
    trishayvette trishayvette 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    Severich! Sopoltischleg!!!

    Gangs and my sister them! Drezvelt!
    Beansoflife Beansoflife 70+, F May 27, 2012

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    Life In The Streets

    The story of my life growing up getting kicked out at a really young age raced in the streets of L.A I was young and stupid didn't have none in my life got jumped in a gang and thought I was saved cause people had my back I grew up with a family that didn't want me around but my...
    PLAYFULLBbyGirl PLAYFULLBbyGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2013

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    99% of my family is from Mexico

    but me & my sister were born here in Washington (not DC)
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    Mixed

    i am Mexican American. but where i live you have to choose one or the other; there is only black and white. i hate when ignorant people come up to me and say "WOW YOU KNOW ENGLISH?! THERE IS NO WAY YOU'RE AMERICAN " of course i know English and i am American too! i have lived in...
    Lessy Lessy 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2012

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    I Am Mexican-american

    I hate labels..but i'm proud of this one... I like the big family...I like the meddlesome aunts.. I like the 50 kids that are at every bbq and nobody knows who they are..they just migrate with us... I love the drunk uncle ..and  the great uncle sneaking a cig while the wife...
    RocknRose RocknRose 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    I Hate

    i dont like the american mexicans they are all a bunch or cry babies and think they should not be able to come to america because they are lying cheating people that have no morials for americans at all and only care to take good jobs away from americans that had them before they...
    diaperman38 diaperman38 36-40 5 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    My parents were from Mexico

    but I was born in Virginia . I wish I was born in japan instead of Virginia .
    NerdyCatFace64 NerdyCatFace64 16-17, M Apr 14

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    Not mexican but im interested in mexican (aztecan) culture cuz they seem so bad *** and interesting lol.. Native canadian by blood aztec by heart...
    fAdEDNAtiVe99 fAdEDNAtiVe99 13-15, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    well im a Mexican with brownish skin and all that, i never really ran into any that loves Mexicans.
    dlperson dlperson 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    How many Americans does it take to change a light bulb ? None ! Americans don't change light bulbs. They let underpaid Mexicans do the job,
    Johndoe10000 Johndoe10000 46-50, M 5 Responses Nov 27

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    Obama promised Us transparency. Id say He failed however! Hilary Clinton Seems pretty Transparent to Me! NEW YORK — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she's proud to have been...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 8 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I love and hate Mexican food. It too spicy for me but I like it. I remember I had Mexican salad. I wanted salad that day doesn't matter what type as long as it was salad. My best...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 18

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    I Am Just Saying But I Do Hope You Are Doing More Than Just Listening!112th Congress was composed of 538 individuals from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the U.S...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M Nov 17

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    Our Global Actions Revealed That The American People Are Racist.Race is defined as the human classification of a group of people that are related by common descent or heredity...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M 7 Responses Nov 19

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    My favorite Mexican food is found in hole in the wall owner owned places.
    Will0108 Will0108 36-40, M Nov 17

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    The Truth Of The Matter Is Charles Barkley, You Are Not Even "Black Enough".As Sir Charles Barkley mentioned during an interview with a Philadelphia radio station, there is a...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 18

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    I don't know where it came from but I just do. I have strange dreams about Mexican guys I've never met in my life just speaking Spanish to me. Can't understand **** they're saying...
    zy7a zy7a 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 19

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    Who's glad of being a mexican or latino ? And why ?
    FuckAllFakes FuckAllFakes 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    ~~Orgullo Mexicano~~ es todo carnal
    ILavIt ILavIt 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    mas o menos , lol. Im mixed so i didnt qualify for full mexican. vivo en tejas so estoy en una comunidad hispana. Pero siempre me llaman guera, bolia or gringa. i've gotten use to...
    nekokitty13 nekokitty13 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    My mother is Mexican and my father is from Canada and we live in America
    2kbaby 2kbaby 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    The secret report that helps Israel hide facts.The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by the pollster Frank Luntz.Israeli spokesmen have their work...
    peza peza 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 19

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    This is certainly a different way to look at what is happening.................... One 82-year-old lady loves Obama and she may have a very good point. She says that Obama is...
    Inexperienced3 Inexperienced3 51-55, M 5 Responses Dec 3

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    We'll Take Manhattan!Americans, especially New Yorkers, are familiar with the 1626 purchase of Manhattan Island by Peter Minuit for a pathetic $24. But there is much more to that...
    BadPam BadPam 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I was born in Miami, Florida, however I moved to England after my first birthday, stayed there for nearly eight years, and then moved to Australia where I've lived for the rest of...
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 28

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    What does it mean to be American? In this Day and Age what does it mean to be American I see so much bad in America I use to think America was the place I use to take Pride in...
    conservativegirl24 conservativegirl24 22-25, F 15 Responses 4 days ago

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