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23 Things Latinas Are Tired Of Hearing

"Are you here, you know, legally?"

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1. "You don't look Latina."

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What are Latinas supposed to even look like?

2. "You're probably planning on having a big family, right?"

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Just making regular plans, like everyone else.

3. "Why are you so religious?"

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Why are you assuming things?

4. "You're so lucky you don't ever have to tan."

5. "Is it weird growing up in a sexist culture?"

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Well, as pop star philosopher Beyoncé likes to say, "Who run the world? GURLS."

6. "Where did you learn English?"

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Let's ask the same of you: where did you learn English?

7. "Why is your family so big?"

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Do you ever ask yourself how something will sound before saying it aloud?

8. *whispering* "Are you legal?"

9. "Why are you always so loud?"

10. "OMG can you recommend me a good *authentic* Mexican food restaurant?"

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Not here to be your Yelp.

11. "I'm trying to practice my Spanish. Can you just talk to me in Spanish from now on?"

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Sure, just use me as your practice dummy. It's cool.

12. "Your upbringing must have been really rough."

13. "Mami."

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Please don't use this word unless you are actually talking to your mom.

14. "Where's your accent?"

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Some people have them and some people don't.

15. "Do you know anyone having a Quinceañera? I've always wanted to go to one."

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Sure, because a coming-of-age celebration is a tourist novelty.

16. "Can you teach me how to dance salsa?"

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You are giving Penelope Cruz a headache. I don't think you want that.

17. "OMG I love watching Spanish TV. It's so dramatic."

18. "I'm just gonna call you [name that's easier for me to pronounce]."

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Lol bless whoever thinks this is an appropriate thing to say.

19. "But, like, you really only got here because you're Latina, right?"

20. "Where are you really, really from?"

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Los Angeles? California? USA? Earth? The Universe?

21. "So what's traditional food where you're from? Rice and beans?"

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Yes, exclusively. You've really got us figured out.

22. "Are you planning on being a housewife?"

23. "Why are Latina's so fiery all the time?"

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Did you intend to say fly? If so, the answer is, yes, they are very fly.

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