Confessions of a Hispanic Republican

Did you know Republicans aren’t only rich old white men? Yep, that’s right, you’ve been lied to your whole life.

I’ve always been the elephant in the room, pun intended. It didn’t matter if I was with my family, friends, or on campus. Often times people would make fun of me since I have brown skin, I’m automatically suppose to be a Democrat. And to that I say, HA!

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I’ve now been an active Republican for five years and let me yell ya, it ain’t all stars and stripes. In today’s society it’s not exactly a walk in the park being a Hispanic Republican. Constant taunting is basically my life. But bring on the obnoxious stereotypes and I’ll be more than glad to explain why y’all are completely wrong.

You would think since I’m from Texas and live four hours away from the border, being who I am wouldn’t be a big deal since were all a bunch of Bar-B-Que eatin’, beer drinkin’ folks. Well, YOU THOUGHT.

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The only problem with Texas is you’re either surrounded by white people or Mexicans and this means you get both ends of the stick. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, but people seriously need to get a life.

It’s really not cool when I’m wearing my giant Republican t-shirts and people call me a dirty Mexican who needs to go back across the border. Hello open y’all’s eyes! I work hard, and sometimes harder than others because of my skin color, so sorry not sorry for not wanting some liberal to take it away and give it to someone who only sits on their lazy ass and expects for things to be handed to them. I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth, my family and I have worked hard to get me where I am today and I’m not going to give that up because someone didn’t want to go to school or get a job.

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I was given a gift of brown skin, some people spend all summer trying to get my natural color, and I wouldn’t give that up for anything. I’m happy being who I am in the skin I have and if people can’t accept that, well then they have bigger problems to worry about. I will continue to love my country, my party, and my ethnicity and no one can take that away from me.