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Language and Shame

By Aries407

I was born from Central American parents and I speak Spanish. Being first generation, I tend to make mistakes. It's funny how shameful it can feel when someone calls me out for speaking Spanish incorrectly. The shame can get so bad, I have friends and family members that avoid it altogether and say they don't speak Spanish at all. A feeling of being less than others. I'm no less Central American just because my Spanish isn't perfect. So I'll continue to speak my Spanish and make mistakes because I am proud of who I am and where I come from.

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Language and Shame

Created: Apr 24, 2014

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