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We belong here!

I know from my personal life, I’ve come across plenty of slurs and racist antics thrown my way. I come from an immigrated family from Mexico. I am a U.S. citizen along with my brother and even my parents have managed to become citizens as well. I started to take note in high school when I was in these AP/Honor classes that there were a lacking number of hispanics in these courses. Right now, hispanics or the latino community is being targeted with the aid of Donald Trump’s assumptions that we are killers or somehow connected to the violence Mexico is enduring. I see myself as no different than anyone else in this world. I treat everyone with the upmost respect and try to live a life of expressing love and sharing it. This reflects the struggles I had to endure but yet chose a different path. Continue reading

The new guilt

One thing that many people don’t understand is the┬ápsychological challenges that a first generation college students go through. Being in my second year of college at San Jose State University, I am still transitioning from my time lived with my parents to being independent. One common trend for many first generation college students and in my case coming from a ethnic minority group is the guilt. For years my family has had some sort system about the adult transition. My parents immigrated from Mexico in the early 1980s where they were in their young 20s they had a different approach to life opposed to mine. Continue reading