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I Am Mexican American

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    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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    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 36 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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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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    Severich! Sopoltischleg!!!

    Gangs and my sister them! Drezvelt!
    Beansoflife Beansoflife 70+, F May 27, 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 21-25 1 Response Feb 9, 2008

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I used to have loser jobs..that are now occupied by Mexicans (illegal types) I HATE AMERICAN WORKERS AND AMERICAN JOB SITES. I have this job were the N*gger guy is supposed to...
    Igiveyounothing Igiveyounothing 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I love petite little Mexican girls! I love watching them at work and going to Mexican restaurants and looking at all the cuties! They have such nice smiles, nice soft hands and...
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    In The Process Of Walking Into The Future Do Not Forget To Remember The Past Or You Might Be Doomed To Repeat It.As the patriots of the American Revolution watched the last of the...
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    ​My Fellow Americans:In 2014, Native Americans Are The Forgotten And Enslaved Race Of People Confined Within The Boundaries Of Their Ancestral Land By The United States Of...
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    Inside OutThe Way God Sees Us And The Only Way We Should View Ourselves And Others In The World.The last few years of the 1960's were some of the most turbulent times for the...
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    Los Tres Gallos Mexicanos: I am an old soul and love the classic songs of Mexico. There have been some great song writers and singers. The three vocalists who often stand out...
    WoodRooster WoodRooster 31-35, M Apr 1

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    Truthfully, American Capitalism is nothing but the love of money in disguise and American Exceptionalism is just the sin of pride by another name. We were told that the love of...
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    My Lord, those earthlings – The Hope of humanity surviving our current crisisOne day, the general of a multitude of angels said in frustration, “I just don't understand...
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    Income Inequality In America -The Intended Results Of America's Right-To-Work LawsAmerica’s commercial capitalistic corporations acquired power in the American political...
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    We Are The 99 Percent And Our Voices Will Be Heard!!!!A monarchy is a form of government in which the office of head of state is usually held until death or abdication, is most...
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    A new study by researchers from Princeton and Northwestern Universities finds that America's government policies reflect the wishes of the rich and of powerful interest groups...
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    I AM GOING TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH. IT WILL SURPRISE YOU AND YOU GOING TO GET VERY MAD. HOWEVER, I AM GOING TO TELL YOU ANYWAY BECAUSE YOU DO NEED TO KNOW AND I DO NOT NEED YOUR...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want some of the social conservatives to read about this study The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country's citizens, but is instead ruled...
    backalley backalley 70+ 1 day ago

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    We Are Just Different Shades Of Brown {originally written October 20, 2008; updated and revised 07/04/2012}My fellow Americans and those who have chosen to call themselves...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    America, it is a shame and we along with George W. Bush and the drunken Tea Party member of the GOP are to blame.The vital lessons from the Quran, the Torah, as well as the Holy...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    America, the little lifesaving station(I cannot take credit for this illustration or poem. I heard the parable told by my father, the late Rev. Roosevelt Leon Walker, Jr. and read...
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    Now, let us discuss slavery; not that horrendous period in American history, that has mistakenly been declared over, never to return. Let us discuss the modern day enslavement of...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    My much-loved brothers and sisters of the United States of AmericaAmericans supports the GOP and Tea Party in the same way Americans support the Democrats. However, it remains...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M Mar 22

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    America, America, I will always pray for you. We thank you God for your spacious skies perched above the amber waves of grain. Thank you for the purple mountain majesties...
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     A Statement That Was Not And Still Is Not TrueOn the back of every treasured dollar bill is the affirmation that in God we trust. We have circulated this untrue statement for...
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    Welcome to Founderism the Founding Fathers American religion The Founding Fathers "Founderism" religion shall treat the Founders as actual ascended Deities/patriotic Gods(because...
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    I don't get the whole proud to be American ,yes I liked it when I heard it come from George Carlin & as usual his logic is spot on. Its not an achievment being born somewheres I...
    bob350 bob350 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Hate This Term!- I just don't understand how anyone could be proud to be called this unless they or their parents immigrated here from Africa. For those of us descended from slaves...
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    I'm half Native American (Seminole) and half African (Botswana). My mom is full Native American, but I never got to experience any form of culture. Really wish I did. :/
    Zacarabear Zacarabear 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I am sorry to say so but I dislike America. Not American people (I have some good friends there) but the country. And I know this is a bit of an online suicide, but try to...
    LunaOanaAris LunaOanaAris 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I am a very proud American military wife and mom. My husband is an officer in the Air Force. We are celebrating his 30 years in the service of his country. I support and salute...
    femaleoncruiseship femaleoncruiseship 46-50, F 12 Responses Apr 6

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    I was born in Europe to my American military parents. I have traveled all over the world many times and have seen so much; both good and bad. I am so blessed to have had the...
    wifeatdinner wifeatdinner 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 11

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    I am a single American female. I was born in Southern California in 1976. I support our American troops as they keep us free from terrorists and allow us o be free and live our...
    singlemominusa singlemominusa 36-40, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I was born in Tempe, Arizona. I am attending grad school at the Arizona State University. In some of my classes there are military personnel in attendance. These people are true...
    bikinimama bikinimama 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Democratic Capitalism created the economic catastrophe that is currently consuming this country. Democratic Capitalism is the ideology of selling the governing authority and...
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    I am an American female along with my immediate family, relatives, and friends. I am very proud of my husband as he serves this nation as a military officer.
    barbaratownsend barbaratownsend 31-35, F 11 Responses Mar 20

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    I wish I had the money for a Dodge Challenger. I love the look of the modern ones. Because they have that classic feel. I want the muscle car era to be created for a new generation...
    Ruru88 Ruru88 18-21, F Mar 21

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    I have to agree that America's big government did create the problems that most people of all colors face in America and across the globe. In 1776, America casted its die into...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M 6 Responses Mar 22