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Sun Oct 27, 2019, 08:16 PM

Soy Mexico Americano

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 11:51 PM

1. Uplifting!

The future of America lies in cultural diversity.

Grumpy old entitled white men, who can, or want to, claim European descent, not so much.

This needs watching a few times!

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2019, 11:50 AM

2. And I call myself American-Mexican ...

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I was born & raised in Indiana, Dad is Mexican born in Colorado, Mom is Mexican born in Guadalajara.

I love Edward James Olmos's explanation in the movie Selena.

Being Mexican/American is tough.
Anglos jump all over you, if you don't speak English perfectly.
Mexicans jump all over you, if you don't speak Spanish perfectly.
We got to be twice as perfect as anybody else.
...
Our family has been here for centuries and yet they treat us as if
we just swam across the Rio Grande.
We got to know about John Wayne and Pedro Infante.
We got to know about Frank Sinatra and Augustine Lara.
We've to got to know about Oprah and Christina.
Anglo food is too bland and yet when we go to Mexico, we get the runs.
Now that to me is embarrassing.
Japanese/Americans, Italian/Americans, German/Americans, their
homeland is on the other side of the ocean.
Ours is right next door, right over there (pointing across the Rio Grande).
And we've got to prove to the Mexicans how Mexican we are and
we've got to prove to the Americans how American we are.
We've got to be more Mexican than the Mexicans and more American
than the Americans, both at the same time. It's exhausting. Man!
Nobody knows how tough it is to be Mexican/American.


See movie clip at
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That pretty much nails it.

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