What To Say When Someone Questions Your Latinoness
People find the most absurd reasons to say you’re not Latina enough. Not Mexican enough. Or more annoying yet – that you’re whitewashed. WTF? Who are you to tell me I’m not enough? Here are just a few of the most ridiculous reasons people say you’re not enough.
Ya te crees because you have a degree?
Actually, no. Since when does having a degree make us pretentious? Some of us just want to make our parents proud and thank them for all their sacrifices.
Your accent isn’t heavy enough.
I’m sorry I say Walmart instead of Gualmar. I’m not judging people who have an accent, just don’t give me sh*t for it.
You don’t eat spicy food.
I appreciate having stomach lining. Doesn’t mean I don’t love Latino food. I just wasn’t built with super-human organs.
You’re bougie for getting a cocktail >> tequila shot.
It’s not my choice. I promised myself three years ago after a major hangover I wouldn’t again. Believe me, I’m looking out for ALL of us.
You’re not brown enough.
Newsflash: Do we really need to go over this again? Latinos come in every color of the spectrum.
Or curvy enough.
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Am I supposed to apologize because my genetics don’t fit your “ideal”?
You don’t listen to banda or corridos.
Not hating on banda or corridos, but there’s so much more to love. Like salsa, bachata, cumbia. C’mon, we have way too much rhythm to stick to one genre.
Because you don’t follow soccer.
I get it, it’s kinda fun watching others chase a ball, but no matter how hard I try, I don’t find it interesting to watch people run around.
Your Spanish isn’t perfect.
And neither is yours, so how ’bout that?
Basically, people will ALWAYS find a reason to say you’re not Latina enough.
Oh hell nawww.
You are enough.
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