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Here Are Some Of The Most Annoying Things That Happen To Latinos In Small Towns

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For Latinos, growing up in a small town is no easy feat. Between being the only Latino everywhere you go and being expected to speak for all Latinos, it is exhausting but low-key exciting. Here’s what it’s like being the lone Latino in a tiny town.

It’s hard to find a hairstylist that knows what to do with curls, waves, or a head full of thick hair.

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This usually means mom ends up doing it herself.

People are constantly asking you if you are related to the other Latinos in town.

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Look, y’all. Just because my name is Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez and my friend’s name is Lara Diaz-Jimenez does not mean that we are related. Are you related to every Smith in a three-town radius?

Every time another Latino family moves into town, you feel an immediate connection.

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It’s like being reunited with your long-lost cousin you didn’t know you had. You instantly bond over music, dance and food.

And you always gather at someone’s house for every holiday, birthday party, quince and baptism. Even if you don’t know them.

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The whole town gets jealous because nobody knows how to party like Latinos.

Sometimes you correct the Spanish teacher during class and that never goes over well.

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Teacher: I got a degree in Spanish from the local college so I know what I am talking about.

Me: My grandparents don’t speak English, so beat that.

All your friends run their Latino “jokes” by you to make sure they aren’t racist.

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Look, guys. If you have to ask, then it’s most likely racist. Can you just not?

You are the spokesperson for all Latinos.

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Friends: I know you’re Cuban but do Mexicans really…

Me: -_-

Everyone always asks if that one Mexican restaurant in town is authentic.

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Well, I tried to order my meal in Spanish and the waiter just looked confused. Take that as you wish.

But the best part is that your primas can chismear about people in Spanish while standing right next to them.

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Even if they know you, they have no clue what you’re saying.


READ: Here’s Why Most Latino Nicknames Don’t Make Absolutely Any Sense At All

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Mexico City And NFL Are A Match Made In Heaven

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Mexico City And NFL Are A Match Made In Heaven

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After last month’s wildly successful Monday Night Football game between the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans, the NFL is ready to return to Mexico in 2017.

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Next year’s Monday Night Football Game pits the Oakland Raiders against the New England Patriots.

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Mexico is in for quite a treat with this game, as the teams have a brewing rivalry thanks to the infamous “Tuck Rule Game,” which occurred during the 2002 playoffs.

The “Tuck Rule” call during the 2002 playoff matchup is considered one of the most controversial calls in NFL history.

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During a crucial play late in the game, Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson caused a young Tom Brady to apparently fumble the ball, which was recovered by Oakland.  However, upon review, the referees decided that Brady had actually made an incomplete pass because his throwing arm was moving forward. The Raiders argued that Brady completed his throwing motion and tucked the ball, which constituted a fumble. The refs ruled in favor of New England and the Patriots went on to end the Oakland Raiders’ season.

This year’s Monday Night Football game was a huge success.

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When tickets for the Monday Night Football game between the Raiders and the Texans went on sale back in July, which was held at the Azteca Arena, they sold out in a matter of minutes. That’s over 76,000 tickets.

Looking to repeat that success, the NFL is now looking to make the return to Mexico an annual thing.

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Talking to ESPN, everyone’s favorite NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said, “We see the passion that’s happening here and the fan’s interest in this game continues to explode. We want to feed that. We want to continue that relationship and be back for more.”

Check out the infamous “Tuck Rule Game” here.

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READ: A Mexican Family Just Welcomed Raiders Into Their Home With A Dish They Weren’t Expecting

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