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I Am Mexican American

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 6 Responses May 31, 2010

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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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    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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    Severich! Sopoltischleg!!!

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 7, 2013

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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 Jun 25, 2013

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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 40 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    InternationalLDR InternationalLDR 26-30, F Aug 13

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    I do love my Mexicans and Latinos, I got a little Mexican in me because my mom's dad was Part Mexicans, I am mostly black but I still got a little Mexican in me and I love every...
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M Aug 21

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    There is a difference between Taco Bell and real Mexican food. I grew up in Southern California and would always visit those taco trucks. Tongue and cheek tacos and the best...
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    But why is it so hard to find a great Mexican or Latino man who isn't married, nor a macho, not controlling, nor a cheater, who has a job, who can be trustworthy, honest, who can...
    expressingmyself expressingmyself 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I'm white as **** & I love Mexican food
    alyssab11 alyssab11 16-17, F Aug 19

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    Yesss mexican y jarocha por vida!!
    NancyCS NancyCS 13-15, F Aug 21

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    I was born in Mexico and my birthplace is what fills me with passion, determination, love, and hope. We Mexicans are a happy people who can laugh at the end of the day no matter...
    Steffi627 Steffi627 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Looooooooovvvvvveeeeeeeeeee Mexican food I need it more than water ! Lol
    amvndah amvndah 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I think most people would deny it, but they love being part of large groups. Everyone wants to be an individual but in the anonymity of large groups people seem to sink to lowest...
    lifeisforfree lifeisforfree 61-65, M Aug 14

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    Tension between community, Ferguson police, deeply rooted by Mark Strassman/CBS News/August 19, 2014 Protesters say long before Michael Brown was killed, Ferguson cops policed by...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Um....I'm new here. I found this site very interesting....I just found out recently that I have some Native American in me....that's awesome. I'm super happy about it. I've always...
    UruhaHellion UruhaHellion 13-15, F Aug 5

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    Well, I live in Europe, never really met an Native American in person, but since i was about 11 i was obsessed about their culture. About their past and present. I actually went on...
    anouk33 anouk33 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    This Group Should Not Exist-All "African-Americans" are US Citizens with equal eights and opportunities NOT a whole separate species. No "African-American" alive today has ever...
    Joha0505 Joha0505 18-21, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm three sixteenth Cherokee and one eighth Comanche. I've never been to a reservation in my life. My grandmother (the source of the Comanche and some Cherokee) was one of the most...
    ausofbounds ausofbounds 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    From a young age, I had always loved native american culture, so when I did more studies into our family's geneaology and discovered that we are in fact mostly native american it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 7

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    If you don't like the song I Am A Real American, than you are not a real American. Fact!
    animal47 animal47 22-25, M 8 Responses Aug 11

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    And I'm proud to be an American were at least i know I'm free. And i wont forget the men who died who died, who gave that right to me. And i gladly stand up next to u and defend...
    Blackbelt4ever Blackbelt4ever 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I use to go rez and my friends use to bring me fry bread. I'm craving for it, I just realize that India also make fry bread. I wanted native american one. I wish my friend still...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I am an American female. I was born and raised in Arizona desert southwest. I am a married mom with 5 children. I currently live in an joining state but get back to Arizona...
    bethanyinusa bethanyinusa 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 4

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    Happy to be free! Happy to have this view while out shooting a 22 haha! Country girls life out the open!! Love it I go to my own rules out here! No neighbors to upset by shooting...
    ladybugluck09 ladybugluck09 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 6

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    Proud to be an American. Thanks to all the veterans
    grace206013 grace206013 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    I'm British living in London but have always wanted an american girlfriend.. Is that bad
    Mustangkid2016 Mustangkid2016 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    AMERICAN HORROR STORY IS MY ADDICTION💉
    lorenzaccio1 lorenzaccio1 18-21, M Aug 9

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