Worst Questions Latino Vegans Get Asked

This is how every conversation goes when you reveal you’re vegan AND Latino…

It begins with a dramatic gasp. Always.

How are you even Mexican (or Cuban or Argentine or Salvadoran…) and vegan?

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Followed by the ignorant questions about what exactly it means to be vegan. Queue the eyerolls.

So you mean you don’t eat meat, got it.

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But, what about pollo? Chicken’s a bird.

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Mariscos? Come on, shrimp isn’t even an animal.

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Then people pretend to be concerned for your health.

Aren’t you always hungry?

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How do you survive? I could never do it.

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Only the strong survive ?.

READ: The Struggles of Growing Up Vegan in a Latino Home

I hear your hair falls out if you go vegan.

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Do I look bald to you?

And if you’re vegan you def can’t play sports… because you don’t intake protein.

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Actually some top athletes are vegan.

I have a friend of a friend of a friend who went vegan… and died.

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Umm… No you don’t.

Then come hundreds of questions about what you can and can’t eat.

So no carne asada at all? What about tacos al pastor? Tacos al pastor have piña and pineapple is vegan. ?

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So, do you only eat tacos with cilantro?

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Or tofu, nopales, mushroom, potato… I can go on forever.

Don’t tortillas have lard… or egg?

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I can’t.

Conchas have egg, but there’s no meat. Is that vegan?


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READ: This Hilarious Twitter Account Totally Nails What It’s Like Growing Up Mexican

How do you resist horchata?

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I don’t.

What do you eat when you go to quinceañeras?


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Oh god, here come the dessert questions…

How do you get your sugar fix? Isn’t this tempting?

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Can you eat flan?

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What about churros?

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Have you ever had tres leches?

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Do you even have candles and cake on your birthday?

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Literally people treat us like we’re some kind of freak from outer space with these questions.

Is your whole family vegan?

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What do you eat when you go home?

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How did abuelita accept you after you came out to her?

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Do you only date vegans?

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Without fail, the conversation comes to a close with the other person trying to prove how they suddenly relate to your lifestyle… kind of.

Does it offend you if I eat meat in front of you?

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What about when kids hit a donkey-shaped piñata?

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I haven’t had red meat in 3 months. That’s good, right?

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Congrats? Are you dead? Did your hair fall off?

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An Anti-Violence Muralist was Shot and Killed in Oakland and the Community Wants Answers

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An Anti-Violence Muralist was Shot and Killed in Oakland and the Community Wants Answers

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Antonio Ramos was a muralist who worked with middle schoolers to promote non-violence through art.


He worked specifically in West Oakland, a community that has been plagued with senseless violent attacks.

He and his team were working on a mural titled “Boy with Power to Heal and Stop Violence.”

Ramos was working with Attitudinal Healing Connection and Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project to promote non-violence in West Oakland.

They mural was going to be big – 4,000 feet BIG.

Ramos was working on the mural when a passerby started an argument.


The mural was the third of a six-mural project to beautify West Oakland and lower violence using art.

During the argument, the stranger shot Ramos multiple times and fled.

Ramos died of his injuries and the gunman is still at large. AHC has launched an Indiegogo campaign to pay his funeral costs.

Police are offering a $10,000 reward on information that will lead to the arrest of Ramos’ killer.

And a makeshift vigil has been erected in his memory.


Fellow artists are promising to finish the mural and dedicate it to their fallen comrade.

You can see a video of the unfinished mural below:

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