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You don't look MEXICAN

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ShugarSketch Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
This happens nearly every time someone I meet discovers I can speak spanish.
They almost always say something along the lines of:
"You're Mexican?"
"Wow, I didn't know you were Mexican"
"You don't even look Mexican!"

It's so fucking frustrating. I've had to grow up all my life with numbnuts saying things like "You speak messican?" "How come you look white if you speak spanish?"

It's like everyone in the fucking world forgot that Spain exists and every Spanish speaking person is funneled into mexico some how.

It's the same for one of my asian friends. She was born and raised in Brittain and has an accent but some idiots say "Wait, are you asian or british?"

Makes me want to colonize the moon to get away from the ignorance.
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KurumuMugen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Mamees! A mi me pasa lo mismo, soy PALIDA y tengo el pelo como que café claro y también los ojos; y la gente me pregunta "Are you sure you are mexican?" Y también me frustra. Jajaj Que bueno que hay gente que entiende lo mismo que me pasa :D
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Pookinator Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
There's a noticeable difference in accent as well; the bothersome people who make such assumptions probably haven't met many people from Mexico, either.
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ShugarSketch Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
To someone who doesn't understand the language, accents and dialects are nearly impossible to detect.

When I speak english I don't have a spanish accent so it throws people off even more.
Sometimes when I've told people what nationality I am the argue with me that I can't be what I say I am, lol
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ArtisticAxis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I'm first nations, but I'm white as fuck. So people assume what my heritage is based on my skin colour.
and when I say that I am FN, they try to insist that I'm not. :stare:
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LadyData Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that's because Mexico is the only Spanish speaking country that is near by the U.S besides Puerto Rico and Cuba. It's just their ignorance so don't worry about it just have patience with them =D Believe me my family is from Mexico and they look white but the reason is because our family background comes the European settlers landed in Mexico to conduct business and make a living there. Everytime my father and sister speaks Spanish they're like,"You're Mexican but I thought you were white. You sure don't look Mexican."I guess people are used to the Mexican stereotypes such as speaking Spanish, have dark hair, being very tanned, eating Mexican food (tacos, borritos, enchiladas, etc),, coming to the U.S illegally, etc
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Vexarus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man if that's what you think of confused people, you're pretty rude + you sound like an entitled brat.

Why should EVERYONE know you're from Spain? WHY SHOULD everyone have to immediately deduce that from your accent? WHY should everyone know your accent?

Like are you serious?

Everyone has shit to do and unless they're into language or speak the same language most people won't know the difference and it doesn't make them them stupid/inferior, it just means they didn't know and if you get mad because someone(and a lot of someone's at that) doesn't know all about Spain/Mexico and the difference in dialects,

you're a dick.

Straight up.
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ShugarSketch Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Looks like you missed the main point. I'm upset that they think every spanish speaking person is mexican and that some are so ignorant, they refer to spanish as "speaking mexican".

Seriously, just go sit down and re read my original post, then read your embarrassingly massive overreaction to it and think about what you've done.
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Vexarus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And maybe they do. Maybe you missed my point. You're too quick to judge people who don't know any better and if they do, and only if they do, you might be justified. (( But you're still overreacting, lol. ))

But let's again, face the fact that not everybody is brought up to be culturally aware of every races quirks and differences. And "SPEAKING MEXICAN" is slang for Spanish, usually used jokingly. So if you take that seriously, you're not very smart, and if THEY take "SPEAKING MEXICAN" seriously, they need to be laughed at and corrected.

Also, I might be inclined to listen, or see where I was wrong, or maybe even apologize, if you didn't come off as a condescending, spoiled, bitchy, entitled brat who lacks class.

=D
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ShugarSketch Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Also, I might be inclined to listen, or see where I was wrong, or maybe even apologize, if you didn't come off as a condescending, spoiled, bitchy, entitled brat who lacks class

I find it odd that you hurl as many insults at me as possible when all I did was explain myself and state that your rudeness was not necessary. I suppose you're one of those people who just enjoys attempting to cause fights because it makes them feel big and tough. It's always hilarious to see people so bent on proving themselves on the internet they resort to defending other people's rights to be morons.

And as long as we're making judgments based on first impressions, your dye job in your profile picture looks like absolute garbage and lacks class. I bet you think you're really bad ass blowing smoke too.

:D






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Vexarus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahaha, my dye job was faaaabulous! And that smoke? It just makes the whole thing twenty percent cooler plus it adds like, 300 points to my BADASS stat.

My bad-assery is like, through the fucking roof!

I'm so badass that I make YOU badass just by association.

Oh, and thanks for reminding me to go look at that picture. It's fuckin' smokin. Cancer in style~

Also as for your explanations you can pretty much shove them up your ass. If you're not going to talk to me like a person and you're going to talk like I'm your kid while keeping up your condescending attitude, then I'm pretty much going to treat you how I feel like rather than respect your rights to be treated as a person, and honestly that's your bad, not mine. REAP what you sow and all that good junk.

xP
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ShugarSketch Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
You came to me acting like a douche bag so you got treated like one.
"You REAP what you sow and all that good junk."

You are the one who demands to be respected when you immediately began by disrespecting and insulting me. That is quite a display of self entitlement, brattiness and condescension. Ironically, all the things you claimed I was.

You've made it abundantly clear that your behavior is all for the sake of feeling empowered by belittling others. You show a lot of concern about not being respected, but you treat others exactly as you say you don't like being treated.

And in all honesty your dye job looks totally cheap as do your try hard attempts at concealing your own insecurity through your inane ramblings about your pseudo "bad assery".

Really, sit down and think about what you've done.
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Vexarus Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XDD?? You're still talking?

Lol you must be one of those, "last word" gals.

Teeheeeheee and now you're trying to turn everything I've said and done against me like I'm going to have some, sudden, epiphany and understanding that you're clearly right.

If you weren't wrong in the first place,

It might happen.

Buuut, since you are wrong, and you're even more wrong for trying to win an argument against someone who's not playing for either of us to win, you're only making yourself look more foolish.

Attacking someone's physical appearance? Another sign of bigotry from you, ShugarSkull. I merely said you were acting(key word) like a condescending brat while you've now gone out of your way tell me off about my fabulous pink hair twice. Wow. That sure isn't classy at all. In fact, it's sad. It's sad that you need to tell someone off about their appearance just so you can give yourself an ego-boost to get you through another horrible day of people accidentally thinking you're mexican because you speak spanish.

Lol. Pathetic.
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ShugarSketch Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Yes. It looked that bad I had to tell you it looked bad.
I also am not attacking your physical appearance as I whole, I'm just stating that your dye job is terrible.
If I wanted to attack your appearance I would have called you ugly or something of the sort. Your awful looking hair is a personal choice, not something you were born with, so it really isn't that bigoted of me to tell you it looks like shit, just as you felt like you had every right to insult my character.

If I look so foolish perhaps you should make a complaints thread telling everyone that I was so mean and condescending and hurt your feelings so bad that you went on about how badly I was disrespecting you and not talking to you like a person.

There's no way anyone would tell you that you're the one that looks like an imbecile since I'm obviously so wrong, right? But of course you wouldn't do that seeing as you know it would utterly blow up in your face.

And yes, it is so unfortunate that I get mistaken for a mexican that I had to comment back to your rude remarks with my "bitchy" attitude, it has nothing to do with the fact that you deserve it.
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AvianEx Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I speak spanish and I'm as white as a marshmallow XD
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Knightster Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Mexican harder.
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Bolainmarsh9 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
what ever GOD made you and you look like that no one can change it.

Pray to GOd make me look like a normal person so that I can blend with every one.

And try eating Indian meals and you will look like Indian from Indian other then Mexican from enchalada. stop eating mexican food you will look like Americano. Grow up

get up 12 am to 5 am and meditate on GOD Just repeat the word WAHAGURU AS MUCH AS YOU CAN

THE WORD IS WAHAY GURU VERY SIMPLE YOU WILL LOOK LIKE WHAT YOU WANT TO BE BY THE GRACE OF SUPREME LORD. GO TO SIKHNET.COM GO TO MEDIA THEN LISTEN TO GURBANI THEY HAVE TRANSLATION IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH ALSO JUST LISTEN TO GURBANI BY DIFFERENT SINGERS IF ITS TOO COMPLECATE FOR YOU THEN GO TO
gurbanifm.com and listen to gurbani some thing that does not tune to your frequecy then press off then on again different singer will come and listen to gurbani. it will heal your mind body and and your beautiful soul. MAIN THING IS SING ALONG AND BE HAPPY INSIDE NO ONE CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY. YOU AND THE GURU CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY AND SING THE LORDS MUSUIIC THROUGH SIKH RELEGION. TRY TO GET UP AT 12 TO 5 AM FOR 15 MINUTES ONE HOUR OR 5 HOURS WHAT EVER YOU ARE CAPHABLE TO DO SO. BUT MUST TAKE SHOWER AND THEN MEDITATE AAP JAPO AVRA NAAM JAPAAVO.
FIRST MEDITATE YOUR SELF THEN HELP OTHERS TO DO THE SAME
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TheAwesomeShoeXD Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm half Mexican, but I don't speak a lick of Spanish. I know a lot of German, but no Spanish, despite my family and living in the state of New Mexico my whole life.
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muguno Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I, myself am a Puerto Rican, but oh well people cant seem to comprehend that lots of places speak spanish. Sadly seems that their limited education has caused people to think that any place that speaks spanish is mexico.
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h-irsch Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
People think I'm Mexican everywhere I go.
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HametsuNoCharge Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bonus: Every Spanish guy I've ever seen has been ridiculously cute XD
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HametsuNoCharge Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, people in the Philipines speak Spanish too XD.

Mah ne, people are goign to be retard either way. I can't count how many times peopel stare at me when I ad lib in French.

"BUT BUT, YOU LOOK FILIPINO!"

No fuckers, I'm Vietnamese/Chinese. I know a little French, a little Viet, a little Jap....WHAT CAN YOU DO?
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thesingingbird Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   General Artist
One of my apartment-mates has Guatemalan heritage. She once expressed how she hates it when people mistake her for a Mexican just because her family speaks Spanish.
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chaosvolt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Never mind the fact that even if you were from a spanish-speaking country, rude as such an assumption is, Mexico and Spain aren't the only ones that exist.

Never mind the fact that it's entirely reasonable for someone to learn or know spanish for a variety of reasons. Personal, practical, or otherwise.
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Dunne Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
This happens often, but mostly after speak english, then I swap and speak fluent spanish and swap over to english again.
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Clchriskl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aw that's sad, yes people need to stop categorizing people or following stereotypes.
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Seraphrime Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's one of the reasons I don't really speak Spanish anymore. But then again, being thought of as Mexican in America is still better than being found out as Roma in Europe. : P
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HerbalDrink Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
OR even people who don't know that it's possible to be hispanic but not have black hair, brown eyes, and brown skin.
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ma8c0 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it happens to metoo,but the little difference its that im actually mexican ._.
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Tidal-Wave-Art Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm mistaken for a Mexican all the time. Sometimes even a Jewish person. I'm neither.
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vi0letdreamer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Photographer
I speak Spanish too, but I'm not Mexican or Spanish. I've just taken a Spanish class every year since like 5th grade.
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0rg Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
esta queja es cagada :pringles:
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Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know :lol: I don't look Spanish, so whenever I tell people I speak it they're like 'Wow I never would have guessed :stare:'
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Roquer0 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Aha ha ah, me and most of the members of my family are white and we all are mexican and when my family went to visit USA they cannot believe that they were mexican.
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MonksM Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Traducción: la gente es tonta.

Fuera bromas, en serio? OoO Para pegarles, vamos. Con un palo en la cabeza. Hay gente tontólica en el mundo.
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TortelliniPen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
This is kinda funny, because I actually am Mexican. Well, half-Mexican. Either way, people are always surprised to hear that because I look kinda white. Plus, I don't really speak a lot of Spanish, and apparently when I do I sound white.

But anyone saying "speaking Mexican" is absolutely inexcusable.
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rockstar1009 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This reminds me of George Zimmerman for some reason. :paranoid:

I've also contemplated telling people that I'm a First National due to my great great great-something grandfather being a Blackfoot chief, but I know that no one would buy it on account of my Scandinavian paleness. That, and I'm not Elizabeth Warren.
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darciam Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel yah. Every time someone finds out I'm a lesbian their first response is "WHAT? BUT YOU'RE WEARING PINK AND YOUR HAIR IS LONG!"

A lot of people stereotype. Those people suck.
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ShugarSketch Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Duh, all lesbians have crew cuts and wear flannel vests!
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Soapy-Lump-Nugget Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The same happens with me. :( I don't speak Spanish because my mother doesn't want to teach me (that still frustrates me :X), but when I tell them I'm Mayan-Spaniard, they say "Whoa! But you're white though!" (Another pet peeve of mine, people saying "but" at the beginning of a sentence AND "though" at the end) I sure as hell look white, because I'm Mayan-SPANIARD. Goodness gracious. I don't have to look like a perfect mix of both of those. :B
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I get called an Aussie even though I am British.
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
Story of my life. I recently moved, and everyone around here seems to think I'm Australian. :lol:
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
xD
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ShugarSketch Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Lol! The accents sound so different though
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Thats the fucked up thing about it.

Me: "Oh sorry about that."
The dude: "You Aussie?"
Me: "What? No." xD
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Sauti-Alamisi Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some people at my school think I am some part Mexican. I am nothing in that area. I'm French and Welsh mainly. :dummy:

My accent is Welsh, but I only sound British if I hit a high note when I talk.

Anyways, I am learning Spanish. My mother forced me, because my stepfather is Mexican, and I live near Mexico.

Hola, Como estas? Me llamo Shelby.
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
I'm confused, how have you got a Welsh accent but not a British one? :lol:
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Sauti-Alamisi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe Welsh is British. Sane thing.
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
A Welsh accent is British one. :lol:
So how have you managed to get a Welsh accent, and then only a British one when you go squeaky? Does it suddenly go like an accent from Glasgow? London? Manchester? Liverpool, Bristol, Sheffield, Bermingham? Britain's fairly diverse with their accents.
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Sauti-Alamisi Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am actually a mixture of French, Irish, and Welsh/British, plus other things that I don't really know of. I may be slight American from my father.

I was born in Cardiff, Wales, though.
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RogueLynn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Sorry to hear that. :(
I can't stand people who lable someone before actually getting to know them personally. :/
I can understand though, I have some Spaniard friends here in Texas. They get that ALL the time.
Even with me, my last name is Gambino *yes like the mafia* and people will talk to me in Spanish, and I don't understand a single word. It's annoying. So if you do get to the moon, can I come..lol.
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