Latinas do it better:

Being that I am a Latin mama living in the South, I have been asked the weirdest questions since I moved to the United States.  I came to the United States in 1999, imagine all the questions, clichés, I’ve dealt with all this years. I decided to write about the most frequently asked questions a Latina faces in the United States.

  1. I am going as back as November 1999, when I was in the ARMY, basic training to be exact.  I was asked why Latinas come to the states to steal black man.  Yes, that question was asked, more than once.  My reply…as a Latina, Puerto Rican, to be exact, the color of someone’s skin is not something we take into consideration when dating!
  2. So, What part of Mexico are you from? Yes, that continues to happen, I guess for most americans if you speak Spanish, you are Mexican!
  3. You eat spicy food, right? Nope, just because I speak Spanish doesn’t mean I eat spicy food!
  4. Can I see your green card? You moron, I am Puerto Rican, I do not need a green card.
  5. Since when are you an US Citizen? Since the day I was born…and yes, I was asked that question at the DMV in beautiful South Carolina.
  6. How did you learn English? Well, in Puerto Rico we take English from elementary school all the way through college, so, logically I learned while in the island, and became more fluent when I moved to states, and I still have a lot more to learn.
  7. Where are you from? Often times I wanted to say, Oh, I am from MARS!!!
  8. So, What are you Black or White? Hello, I am Puerto Rican!!! Black, White, Olive, we come in all sorts of colors and shades.
  9. I love your accent, where are you from again? I am like, well thanks for finding my accent cute, but if you only knew how many times I’ve been asked that questions you would not ask!
  10. Why did you came to the states? Because I wanted to!
  11. Your husband is a white boy? Yes, he is!!!! Is it weird or something?
  12. Why do you all live together? The first time I heard that one I was confused, so I asked the person to elaborate. So the person was referring to families that all live together in a one bedroom apartment. I have never live with people like that, so I never gave it any thought. After a couple of minutes, I asked that person, What does it matter how people live? or Who they live with? I mean seriously, that was none of my business!
  13. Why do you hang your clothes outside? Well, in PR I did hung my clothes outside to dry because we did not have a dryer, but since I came to the states, every place I lived in, had a dryer, so I dry my clothes. Again, not an issue that matters to me, as long as I can dry my clothes….I can care less how it gets done. Later on I learned that people in the states do not like when people air dry their clothes, because it makes the neighborhoods look bad. Well, if I am air drying my clothes in my property, I can care less whether my neighbor likes it or not. Now, if the neighbor wants to help me pay my taxes, buy groceries, or pay another bill, then , I may consider his/her opinion 🙂
  14. Do you pay taxes? Lord!!! Yes, I am a law-abiding citizen and I pay taxes every year!!!
  15. What currency they use in PR? US DOLLAR moron, we are part of the USA!!!I did not say “moron” out loud, but I did think about it.
  16. Do they have McDonald’s in PR? Yes!!! and Olive Garden, and Sizzlers, and Starbucks, and Burger King, etc, etc, etc.

Well, that is all I’m sharing today…I can come up with a part two later on…Have you ever been ask any of those questions? 

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