Being A Mexican-American Research Paper

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Choosing to be a Mexican over American Today I feel more like a Mexican than anything else even though I was born in the united states. I may have papers and be American but hearing other ethnicities call my people immigrants and illegal makes me feel more like an immigrant myself. I feel this way because although I am considered an American I would much rather stand by my people and my culture. I would label myself as a Mexican-American, Latina, person of color, and as a minority. I describe myself as a Mexican-American because I was born and raised in Chicago and from Mexican descent. I use these labels to describe myself because I feel like these words really describe my people and myself. I feel like the words describe my people because not all of them are brown some are white and tan and minority because we are less than other ethnicities. I use these labels to describe myself because I feel like these words really describe my people and myself. Mexican-American because I am born and raised in America and from Mexican descent. Latina…show more content…
I felt bad but I also found it very funny, that day I got home and wondered if all other ethnicities see Mexicans that way. Then again I thought to myself would it be so bad to be known for our food. I thought about this very often but then again I found myself in a very awkward situation when I ended up going to a carnival two hours away from Cicero. It wasn’t like the carnivals I am use to, usually you could attend a carnival here and see all your people around you but when I showed up to this carnival I found myself surround by white people. I felt completely out of place, everyone kept staring at me. I felt their eyes follow my every move, every where I turned there would be someone watching me as if I were about to steal something or commit a

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