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Learning English

I first learned English in the 3rd grade.  I grew up speaking Spanish because my family came from Mexico before I was born, maybe 17 years ago.  I didn’t speak it yet because I didn’t like the language that much. It felt weird in my mouth when I tried to pronounce the words, like I was behind, or even not […]

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Speak “American”

  There was this teacher and all the students were involved in a situation in a public school in New Jersey. The situation was that there was this teacher that made a comment, and told the students that, U.S. soldiers are not fighting for your right to speak Spanish — they’re fighting for your right to speak American.” Some of […]

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