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Have you ever been the victim of stereotyping? If so, will you elaborate? What do you wish people thought of you as they notice you for the first time?
Even though my weight has been uncomfortable for me and a reason of many embarrassing moments (usually with my family) I'm going on a tangent here people, but is not so much when people first notice me, but when they first get to know where I'm from. People usually don't guess correctly where I come from and that's ok, is when I tell them that I get annoyed and frustrated because the ignorant comments start. I don't think I have even mentioned in the blog, typically people think that being from an Island in the Caribbean a) we are all indians that live in a hut-not that there is anything wrong with that because after all, most of us DO have that heritage- that we have no running water, can cross the Island walking from one end to the other (psst) or b) that IT CANNOT BE since I'm not dark skinned or curly hair. That bothers me the most. I'm not even the lightest person there by far!!!
I hate when people assume Latinos means a bunch of Mexican crossing the river. Or ignorant people that can only clean houses and work at Taco Bell, which by the way if you only knew half the stories of what these people have to go thru and how hard they work you would be amazed.
It is sad that even people from my own race tell me "no way, you cannot be"...and I say why not? My little Island has a lot of African, French, Spanish and Indian Heritage, we are a well seasoned mix of beauty and flavor.I had 3 grandparents with super light skin (mostly descendant of Spaniards) and blue eyes, and one Grandma that could pass for Hindu. we are not all created equal in color, we are all diversified.