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I Am Mexican American

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 41 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Severich! Sopoltischleg!!!

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

    Since I am Hispanic, a lot of people ask me where I am from. I know what they're trying to say. they want to know what is my ethnic background is. But just to mess with them, I...
    Noriega1993 Noriega1993 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    And I hate that we aren't allowed to let that be our defining culture. I'm not German, English, Mexican, Spanish, African, Asian, or anything else. I'm an American yet society...
    Tgunn7 Tgunn7 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    America is supposed to be the richest country yet Vietnamese, Japanese, Mexican, and people from other countries move over here and live like kings while some of us who are FROM...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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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 Aug 29

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    I love burritos and tacos, but my family doesn't really like Mexican food as much as I do... :(
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M Sep 6

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    i love being mexican , we have amazing food.
    pricilagudi pricilagudi 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 11

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    I wish the title of this group didn't include the word 'sorry' because I'm not sorry. Of course I have met a small number of them who are good, interesting, intelligent people but...
    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    I am almost ashamed that I willingly identify myself as an American. I can remember when being an American was something I was so proud of. Now it seems I am part of a generation...
    DemonFeyLove DemonFeyLove 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 3

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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 7 Responses Aug 30

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    HI...Native Americans..NOw I am trying to get American accent.Can anyone help me?by chatting on the phone or skype or facebook or here...:)
    VampireJK VampireJK 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Im not from Africa. Im not even from America. I was Born in Jamaica and grew up in Toronto, Canada. "African" is not a race, it is a nationality. Just an FYI for you people who are...
    TheVisualist TheVisualist 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 7

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    I am firm in my belief that we as a Nation must return to being Governed with a policy of : We are Americans FIRST , NOT Citizens of the World , and should act according to OUR...
    TsavoHunter TsavoHunter 36-40, M Sep 10

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    And I'm not afraid to say this. Just because you dislike your own government, it absolutely does not mean you hate your own country or it makes you any less patriotic. It just mean...
    Incognito666 Incognito666 18-21, M Sep 10

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    Ok so I'm totally not American. I'm English. But I was hoping to ask for some American advice! I'm sending my friend an English food package with candy and chocolates and tea in...
    leo1292 leo1292 22-25, F 14 Responses 6 days ago

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    In the United States we call ourselves "American". So what do people in South America call themselves? Shouldn't they also call themselves "Americans"? My twelve year old asked...
    ivory050 ivory050 46-50, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I always find it funny when people like American accents seeing as I'm American. It always makes me laugh a little.
    internetrodo internetrodo 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Think most Americans Are Happy with Our Government? Think Again. share 612 tweet 27 email BOSTON (Reuters) - The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm attracted to African american women I'm currently looking for someone. to be with
    david251 david251 31-35, M Aug 21

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    For some reason I had to listen to Native American music, it make me feel calm. Even when I upset or mad, all I had to plug ear phone and listen to music. It seems weird to me but...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    like all american women as they are truely libberated lot..
    romell romell 36-40, M Aug 25

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