Actual conversation today with a Hispanic friend.
Me: wait…you’re Hispanic right? Where are you from??
Friend: I’m Venezuelan, but it’s okay if you just call me Mexican.
White people: This is what we have done. We have made Spanish speaking people be “just okay” with being misidentified. That’s not fucking okay. There is a fucking difference between Mexicans and the rest of the Spanish speaking people.
Mexican =\= all Spanish speaking people.
DO NOT CALL SPANISH SPEAKING PEOPLE MEXICAN WHEN THEYRE NOT FROM MEXICO.
DO NOT CALL SPANISH SPEAKING PEOPLE MEXICAN EVEN IF THEY SAY ITS OKAY.
THEYRE NOT OKAY WITH IT.
THEY JUST DONT WANT TO CAUSE CONFLICT.