I often hear Latina women getting stereotyped with having dark hair and eyes, wide hips, being "sexy", loud among other things. Well, there is a new stereotype around girls! And it's that of how just because most of us didn't learn English as a native language, people seem to think that we either need help or can not write well in English. That has been the case with me and my friend Maria (so far in our college experience). In our poetry class, after my friend Maria read her poem out loud in class for critique someone had the nerve to comment about a period that she placed in it by saying "well, maybe it's because English isn't your native language." What surprised me so much about this is that even though Maria does look stereotypically Latina, how can people assume that Spanish is her native language? In any case, in creative writing you can place period wherever you want if it achieves the effect you want (especially in poetry).
Have you ever been discriminated in college? What’s your experience so far?