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What It's Like Being A Light-Skinned Latina

"Wait, you speak Spanish? I seriously thought you were white"

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1. Once people find out you're Latina they will inevitably ask you to say something in Spanish.

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Because 1) that is the the test of being a true Latina 2) they are apparently the judge of that.

2. Getting judged by fellow Latinas.

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Being called güera as if it's a bad thing. Don't diminish the Latina identity to a skin color.

3. You'll have to explain that you're not an anomaly.

Sofia Vergara is a natural blonde... there are plenty of light-skinned, blonde and blue-eyed Latinas.
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Sofia Vergara is a natural blonde... there are plenty of light-skinned, blonde and blue-eyed Latinas.

4. Guys will say really lewd things around you in Spanish thinking you can't understand.

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You picture yourself surprising them with a "lo siento, ¿qué dijiste?" and walking away only to stop yourself cause it's so not worth it cause they're gross.

5. When Latinas are saying shit about you thinking you don't understand you have no problem confronting them.

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This happened a lot in school and you had few qualms about saying something.

6. Non-Hispanic friends will sometimes "forget" that you're Latina cause you're not stereotypical.

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"I just think of you as white. Where are you from again?"

7. We don't all have J.Lo's famous curves...

... or Sofia Vergara's but we are no less Latina or fabulous.
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... or Sofia Vergara's but we are no less Latina or fabulous.

8. You're used to being made to feel like you're not Latina enough.

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Like when you walk into a Latino party and you're instantly pegged as a white girl or you enter the Latino market and see all the questioning looks.

9. You're used to having to explain your family history.

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People will always want to know.

10. No one questions your legal status just by looking at you.

You can't relate to fellow Latinas who are judged by their skin color cause white privilege is real.
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You can't relate to fellow Latinas who are judged by their skin color cause white privilege is real.

11. You know at the end of the day all Latinas are uniquely beautiful.

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You just wish the media would remember that.

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