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20 Struggles Of Being A Chicano.

Or a Mexican born in the U.S..

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1. People automatically think you can speak Spanish.

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Even though that's the case for some of us, not all of us can communicate like we're stars of a novela on Telemundo.

2. So they start asking for translations for bizzarre words...

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3. Like their names...

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"Oh my god, can you say Rebecca in Spanish?"

"Uhh, Rebecca?"

4. ...or curse words.

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"Bro, what's an insult in Spanish?"

"Soy una güey."

5. Some think you came from Mexico...

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Honey, do you know what Chicano means?

6. ...even illegally.

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Like, sometimes you'll look at them and go, "Esta serio?"

7. And the question, "Are your parents illegal?" is mentioned way too often.

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I mean, even if they were, how is it your business?

8. You're faced with the stupid question once every year.

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..."Does your family celebrate Cinco de Mayo?"

9. And the racist stereotypes fail to leave us...

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10. ...like the jokes...

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"Sorry I'm late."

"Oh, it's okay; donkeys can be a hassle, right?"

11. ...Or that we're all really dramatic...

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No, we're not all like the Latina group in OITNB, and no, the women in telenovelas are actresses. They're acting out their drama.

12. And some don't think you're Mexican because you're born here...

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like, esta mal de la cabeza or que?

13. ...Including other Latinos.

14. You get offended whenever someone thinks Chipotle is ~authentic~ Mexican food...

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15. ...And don't even get started on Taco Bell.

16. Y'know America's favorite "Mexican" food, hard-shelled tacos and burritos?

17. Totally American-made.

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18. You know that...

19. ...But, no matter how many times you mention it...

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20. ...your non-Latino friends don't care.

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