In an article in today’s USA Today, Raul Reyes talks about speaking Spanish and the Latino experience in America. It seems that there is a struggle for Spanish speaking people to Americanize without losing an important part of their culture.
When I was growing up, there was a subject around home that made everyone uncomfortable. My Aunt Lola used to call it the shame of our family. It was a dark secret that my relatives didn’t like to talk about, although it affected many Mexican-American families just like ours. The source of this embarrassment was the fact that my brothers and I didn’t speak Spanish. Worse, we didn’t care about speaking Spanish.
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