15 Struggles All People Who Are "Not Latino Enough" Go Through
What's a pupusa?
Other Spanish speakers assume you speak Español because of your appearance, and are surprised when you don't.
Or, they assume you don't speak Spanish and talk as if you don't understand.
If you take a Spanish language class, other students will look at you dumbfoundedly and ask, "Why?"
Someone will ask you to translate something because, again, they assume you can.
Having to explain that not every Latino watches soccer, er, fùtbol.
Getting weird looks when you announce that you don't like spicy food.
Or, you get annoyed when people assume you don't do spicy at all.
You're sometimes/often embarrassed because it took you so long to try foods other Latinos grew up with.
The awkward moment when someone tries to relate to you about Spanish television when you've never watched it in your life.
Same with Spanish music.
Or Spanish movies.
When you have to convince people that being Latino does not mean you automatically want a million babies.
Dealing with people who don't believe you are, in fact, Latino.
That horrible moment when someone says something anti-Latino, not realizing that they are speaking to a Latino.
Or worse, when they say racist things to you because, "...y'know, you're not that kind of Latino."
But whatever, that's their problem and not yours. Because no matter what anybody else says, you are Latino enough.
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