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Things Aren't Always What They Seem

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As a Hispanic young man, I have witnessed many racial remarks and
expressions. Many people think I am Anglo-Saxon because I am light complected.
I have not only noticed racial slurs from Angle's, but also from Hispanics.
People tend to open up in front of me, because some of them think I am Anglo-
Saxon and do not know Spanish. I can recall the first day of summer school, my
first day of work, and the time that Anglos' stare at my girlfriend wondering
why I left their race for a hispanic girl.
My first day of summer school was a day I will never forget. As I
walked into my class the students just looked up at me and stared as if I was a
portrait. In a polite manner, the teacher told me to sit next to those girls at
the corner. At first they were quiet and then the whispers began. 'Oye chulo,'
they began to call me. I didn't know what to do, so I did what any guy with a
great girlfriend would do, played dumb. Then they began telling each other that
I was probably rich and conceited. Their remarks about my clothing and the
color of my eyes and hair, surprised me. I was not upset because they were
Hispanic. I am sure that I would have been mad if an Anglo-saxon girl would
have talked bad about a hispanic guy or girl.
Another time hispanics thought I was Anglo-saxon, was when my best
friend's dad got me a job at his company. The first day he showed me around and
majority of the workers were hispanic; once again they all looked at me again.

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