What Makes A New School? Essay

2215 Words Apr 11th, 2016 null Page
Imagine starting a new school, in a new state, maybe even a new country. On the first day of class looking around, seeing you 're the only one whose skin color is not white, you’re the only one with dark curly hair, and you 're the only one who “doesn’t belong.” Upon entering the classroom you hear comments like “It 's a Mexican”, “Do you even speak English?”, “How did you cross the border?” That 's what students like Natalia Martinez, Genesis Garcia, Kendrick Rosado, and I had to deal with when starting a new school. Students have taken it upon themselves to decide where someone is from and how they got here. Instead of asking questions students assume that if you 're Hispanic you 're Latino and if Latino you 're Mexican. Tan skin, dark hair, curly hair, Mexican, Alien, illegal, spic, wetback, gualaguala, and beaner are just a few words that people use to describe a Hispanic or Latino person. Moreover, Spanish is the official language in 21 different countries/ territories. Of those 21 Spanish speaking countries or Hispanic countries, there are 16 Latin American countries. With there being more than one Hispanic or Latino country students shouldn 't assume where someone is from. There are 3 Spanish Speaking countries in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba, if someone is from any of those three countries they are Hispanic not Latino. And someone can be Latino but not Hispanic. Brazil is part of Latin America therefore they are Latinos. In Brazil…

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