Stereotypes

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Stereotypically


I'll be growing up raising six children


A baby in each arm


While the rest sit in front of the one television we have.


Stereotypically


I'll be working two or three jobs


While my children run around the house


Raising each other and wrestling.


Stereotypically


Their father will be on the street


Selling flowers to passing cars


Just to make a few bucks for a case of beer.


Being Hispanic,


It's expected to have divorced parents.


It's expected to be related to everyone.


It's expected to automatically know Spanish.


Being Latina,


People think they know what you are 'cause you're tan.


People think you can cook great Mexican dishes.


People think you know how to salsa dance.


Being Mexican


Apparently you were born in Mexico.


Apparently you're good at jumping fences.


Apparently you have what it takes to play soccer.


Besides the stereotypes,


I have a bright future


And I will be successful.

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