I think I'm about 75% Mexican. My dad is 100% and my mom is 25%. My whole life, I was taught to be proud of my culture. Honestly, I couldn't be more proud of my culture and my ancestors. Growing up, my sisters and I were the only Mexicans in my school. They didn't get made fun of because they were older, but I got made fun of all the way through fourth grade because my complexion was darker. I hated it. I didn't know how to stand up for myself. Then in fourth grade, the girl who had always made fun of me, went to far. She told everyone that since I was Mexican, I would get pregnant at 14. During recess, I went up to her and pushed her on the ground. I got on top of her and said, "YES, I AM MEXICAN! NO, I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT IT. YOU'RE JUST JEALOUS BECAUSE I'M PRETTIER THAN YOU. I AM PROUD TO BE MEXICAN. AND IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT, YOU CAN TAKE IT UP WITH MY MEXICAN DAD, WHO'S A COP. SO UNLESS YOU WANT TO GO TO JAIL, I SUGGEST YOU SHUT YOUR UGLY FACE BEFORE MY DAD AND I, SHUT IT FOR YOU!" Then I kicked her in the face and walked away. And she got pregnant freshmen year, not me. Eventually we became great friends. I'm not afraid to stand up for my culture and family, and if anyone threatens that, I will deal with them.