Saturday, July 14, 2012

Being a Mexican American is Exhausting

"Our family has been here for centuries and yet they treat us as if we just swam across the Rio Grande. We have to know about John Wayne and Pedro Infante. We have to know about Frank Sinatra and Augustine Lara. We have 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. And we have to prove to the Mexicans how Mexican we are and we have to prove to the Americans how American we are. We have to be more Mexican than the Mexicans and more American than the Americans. Both at the same time. Its exhausting. Nobody knows how tough it is to be Mexican American."


Anonymous said...

This is hilarious! Being a Mexican is exhausting, lol!

First off those who were born here are Americans not Mexicans. I note however that you feel the need to call yourself a Mexican-American rather than a plain old American even though you born here. Why is that?

Dee said...

I explain it in my profile: "I am an American. My ethnicity is Hispanic. Many would call me Mexican or Mexican American."

My blog is focused on Immigration and Politics. My blog title makes it very easy for searchers to find my discussion topics.

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