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I Am Mexican American

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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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    Latinaslovebest Latinaslovebest 16-17, F Oct 24, 2014

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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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    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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    "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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    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 3 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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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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    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, 2014

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    Severich! Sopoltischleg!!!

    Gangs and my sister them! Drezvelt!
    Beansoflife Beansoflife 66-70, F May 27, 2012

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    Grandma and grandpa-full on mexican Mom-born in

    America Grandma and grandpa-full on mexican Dad-full on Mexican Me-born in America So am I like 1/4 American or...?
    CindyisBored CindyisBored 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I've always felt honored to be a descendent of

    people who have such heart and pride. The beautiful kind of pride. The kind that makes you feel a humbled strength in knowing who we are and where we come from. I'm enriched by our culture, our roots, and our ancestry. We come from ancient philosophers, builders, and warriors...
    inthyvibe inthyvibe 22-25, F Mar 28

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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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    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 26-30, M Nov 9, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 18-21, F Dec 26, 2007

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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 44 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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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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    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 18-21, F Oct 17, 2007

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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 70+, F 6 Responses May 31, 2010

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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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    I'm proud of it I feel like there's

    so much culture behind it I love talking about it my mom teaches me a lot about the history culture and language we live in the south and we love to go out in public and pretend we don't know English it's a great laugh
    Dalia4ever Dalia4ever 16-17, F Mar 29

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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, 2014

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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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    ILavIt ILavIt 13-15, F Nov 5, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21 1 Response Feb 9, 2008

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    MissBeauty1993 MissBeauty1993 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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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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    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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    Yeah, they are American, but so are Canadians, Brazilians, Mexicans, Peruvians. Etc. Americans are of South America and North America, not just USA, so stop confusing facts.
    Atraxiella Atraxiella 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    rckt148 rckt148 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    im an American for sure. not only was I born here, as were my parents and their parents too, im also a combat veteran of the US ARMY. I was a staff sergeant (E6) in the first gulf...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 15

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    This is kind of racist, not all mexicans are dark skin
    antomg1 antomg1 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I am so sick of people expecting me to act a certain way just for being African American. It is flat out ridiculous that people say that someone can "act white" or "act black". I...
    Noteboox Noteboox 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    My moms from Sonora and my dads from Baja California Sur. I was born in the US. I have yet to talk to another Mexican on ep.
    childintime2017 childintime2017 22-25, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    King's first appearance on the cover of TIME, on Feb. 18, 1957 (Cover credit: Boris Chaliapin)TIME readers wrote to the magazine in the aftermath of the 1968 crimeWhen Martin...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    African Americans should stop trying to fit in point blank... Don't try to fit into white society And I will admit I could be wrong and I might find myself to be ignorant later on...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 7 Responses Apr 14

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    One might be inclined to wonder 'how did we get here?' In Georgia a vet who was suffering from psychological issues was killed two weeks ago by police. The cop who shot him felt...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Well, I finally gave in and started to weigh in with my blog about American race and sex politics because I think my point of view as an Asian American man is underrepresented. It...
    FrictionFractal FrictionFractal 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 10

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    I used to think America sucked. Then I traveled. Now I put an American flag on all of my cars. They are all American brands. God bless the USA.
    ChasingTheDreams ChasingTheDreams 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    Honestly, almost all of the people who post in any of the "I hate America / American" groups sound like illiterates with anger management problems. Or just generally unfriendly...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 15 Responses Apr 16