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If you've heard of American pride, African pride, or even Asian pride, then you'd probably heard of Latino pride. It's that pride we Latins carry with ourselves because we're showing everyone how proud we are of the place we're from. Whether it's from Mexico, Puerto Rico, or Dominican Republic, our diversities disperse when we stand together for the one thing we all have in common; we're Latinos.

I'm a Puertorican teen with a Mexican side to my father's side of the family. It's more than obvious that I'm a pure Latina. But should I be proud to be one? I think that yes, I should be proud to be a Latina. Being born and raised in Puerto Rico, I've been taught all about our culture and pride. And our culture is what makes us different from the rest of the Latinos. Our culture defines who we are as a people, how we act within our communities, and how we act and refer ourselves towards others. Don't get me wrong, I've been to the United States before, and it can compare to no other nation. But if I had to chose, I'd choose my little Islita in the caribbean, in my little casita by the sea. It is my Isla, my people, and my culture that define me as a Latina, and that is what makes my heart beat with Latino pride. 

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Comment by Vanessa Mari on February 24, 2013 at 1:16pm

Great bog post! Like the saying goes, "home is where the heart is". When I read this it takes me back to when I was away from my islita and I used to miss the sounds, the climate and the people. Our pride is in our heart and home.




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