The Importance Of Being Hispanic

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To me, being Hispanic is something which I’m immensely proud of. My heritage and the history of great Hispanics before me inspire me to do better and try to make a difference in the world. As a Hispanic, I know that we are some of the hardest working people in the world, we persevere even in the face of situations in which the odds are stacked against us. It’s this knowledge that drives me every day to make not only my parents proud, but to show the world that Hispanic people like me can make a difference for the better. When I was young my family could only afford to live in a small apartment infested with bugs which was our home for many years. My mother worked as a janitor and my father was in the military. When I was young we did not have much money and our closest relatives lived in Mexico who also lived in poverty. What I did notice is that our families, although lived miles away from each other had …show more content…

One of the biggest Hispanics I look up to as inspiration and encouragement is Sonya Sotomayor, the Supreme Court justice. She proved to me that not only can Hispanics can succeed but that they can also excel in politics. As a child my grandfather always told me to work hard because if you don’t you will end up staying in the same place you are hoping for something better instead of achieving it. What he told me that day will continue to inspire me for the rest of my life and work hard even if you’re put down for being Hispanic or just undervalued because of the color of my skin. If I let that bother me and stop me, then I am not working hard enough to achieve what I have set out to do in life which is to show people that Hispanics can do anything just as good as anyone else and that just because we came from places of lower income doesn’t mean we don’t have what it takes to succeed where some have

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