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15 Struggles All People Who Are "Not Latino Enough" Go Through

What's a pupusa?

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1. Other Spanish speakers assume you speak Español because of your appearance, and are surprised when you don't.

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That's like assuming a tall person plays basketball or a that a skinny person hates cake.

3. If you take a Spanish language class, other students will look at you dumbfoundedly and ask, "Why?"

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Because I want to learn/improve my Spanish. Is that so hard to understand? Also, don't give me grief about getting a B-, either.

6. Getting weird looks when you announce that you don't like spicy food.

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Contrary to popular belief, not every Latino grew up eating spicy food. And even if they grew up in a household that served a lot of spicy meals, that doesn't mean they enjoy that kind of food now.

8. You're sometimes/often embarrassed because it took you so long to try foods other Latinos grew up with.

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Why was the world of pupusas and cemitas kept from me for so long? WHYYYYYYYY?

13. Dealing with people who don't believe you are, in fact, Latino.

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"Nah, you're pulling my chain? You're Guatamalan? Really?" – Your new coworker whom you already despise.

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