by: LA LA VAZQUEZ
A lot of people don’t realize that I’m Latina, which is fine. One thing about being Latina is that there isn’t one look that comes with the territory. I don’t expect people to know my cultural background just by glancing at me. I do, however, expect that when I tell people my family is from Puerto Rico, that I will be believed and not accused of trying to be something that I’m not. It usually goes something like this: a person having a conversation with me discovers one way or another that I’m Puerto Rican and fluent in Spanish.
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See on Scoop.it – Mixed American Life
To celebrate the cultural intersections of Asian and Latino cultures, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Latino Center have collaborated to bring you public talks, pop-up museums, and digital exhibitions.
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Special thanks to Thomas Lopez of Latinas and Latinos of Mixed Ancestry (LOMA)!
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Via Scoop.it – Mixed American Life
“I once asked her why we never learned to speak spanish. It was with saddened eyes, head down, when she told me “It was because I was spanked in school for not knowing how to speak English.” Spanked as in literally spanked on the hand with rulers for not speaking English as a 5 year old.”
Via Scoop.it – Artful Muse
It’s not politically correct, pero I can’t help it. I love Speedy Gonzales and I will not apologize. It’s the original bilingual cartoon.¡Ándale! ¡Ándale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!