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Always Be Proud of Who You Are.

A recent conversation with a good friend made me think about how the media makes it very difficult for people who are bicultural to fit in the U.S. 
I remember the day my granddaughter asked me this question for the first time, it left me speechless: "Abuela, what's better? To be Mexican, or American?"
I had to think carefully about what my response was going to be. But, because I had already read many books and heard many stories of Latina leaders talking about their identities, I was able to give this response: "Baby, you don't have to choose. That's the beauty of it. You can be anything you want; you can, and should be, proud of both." 
She hasn’t asked that question again. And she cheers for the Mexican team during World Cups, or Olympic games, just as much as she roots for the USA teams. And we have a lot of fun when it’s Mexico vs USA games!
Now, going back to my point on why I think the media has played a big role in this. I think it’s because we hav…

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