Reflective Essay: What Does It Mean To Be A Minority

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Something very important to me which I want to address is what it means to me to be a minority. As a Hispanic male I am automatically predisposed to adversity, there is already a belief that I cannot achieve what I could if only I did not belong to the minority. Racism is like an airborne virus which infects people 's minds, quickly spread by the words and ideas of one and swallowed by another. It spreads fast and damages a community by destroying them internally. In my city of Albuquerque, people are very proud of who they are, however they realize the constant oppression because they are Hispanic or Latino, and it can be detrimental. I myself am very proud of my roots, my community and my skin color. I want to tear down, not fall victim to

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