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My big one is if you've got brown skin your Mexican or if you speak spanish your Mexican. There's a ton of other countries that speak spanish! My friends dad is from Honduras and hates it when people call him Mexican. And of course...if your Mexican you jumped the border....

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I know how you feel. I have a Spanish last name and I think that the reason I've had problems with making friends since I moved to Kentucky is because people are so prejudiced. My dad was Spanish and my mom doesn't have a drop of Hispanic blood in her. She's from Kentucky. There is a Mexican restaurant that we go to and they get a big kick out of it when I try to speak Spanish to them. lol
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I know how you feel. I have a Spanish last name and I think that the reason I've had problems with making friends since I moved to Kentucky is because people are so prejudiced. My dad was Spanish and my mom doesn't have a drop of Hispanic blood in her. She's from Kentucky. There is a Mexican restaurant that we go to and they get a big kick out of it when I try to speak Spanish to them. lol
Lol. In Mexico they speak to me and though I can usually talk back to them sometimes I'm like...."huh?". Also when I listen to spanish music (Reagaeton rocks!) they think I speak fluent spanish.

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Well, I'm definitely not fluent in spanish but I wish my dad would have raised us to be bilingual.
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I wish I was bilingual too, well taught at a young age. it's sooooo good to know.

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One time my mom and I were in Los Angeles visiting my older brother and we had gone to the mall. We were going to take the bus back to his apartment. My mom walks up to this person and asks what time the bus left. The person says "No Ingles. " My mom replies "Oh, that's ok. I no speaka Spanish. " I could have died of embarrassment! lol
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Lol DQ! :P

Oh, another one to add. If you have freckles, you're a complete nerd. This wasn't said directly to me, but on facebook, a bunch of people I knew were talking about it.

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Freckles rock! :D I has them too.

Oh, DQ! I would have died.

We live in an town pretty close to NY by train and so we have a lot of different ethnicity here. We have a very large Indian population here in Edison too. When my husband's parents came to help us move in, his Dad was yelling, "You got a lot of mexicans around here." and he was all upset that there were market signs in different languages all up and down RT 27. I wanted to crawl under a rock.

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Awesome! :D Yup, I love freckles :3

I can't believe how shallow some people are to judge by your skin! And reading the stories on here, wow....


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Apparently, if you live in Texas, you ride a horse to school. I don't even own a horse, and I only know like one person that does!! Also, if I see a horse, I'm like "Look it's a horse!!" Well, if I saw horses everyday, I wouldn't be yelling "Horse!". Anyways, Texas ranks the highest in car crashes, or that's what I've heard. Umm...if everybody rides horses, there shouldn't be any crashes right??

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Yesterday I was talking to my mom about a new friend I made at college. I was describing what she looked like and I said "She's really short and tiny" My mom interrupts me and asks "Oh, is she Asian? Like from China or something?" *facepalm* She's Caucasian and my mom just assumed she was Asian because she was short and tiny.

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