“I am not a trophy, I am a human being. In today’s society, Latinas are seen as unintelligent, uneducated and insignificant because they are a minority. People feel that they are entitled to stereotype them based on what they’ve seen in the media. They generalize that our only responsibilities are to cook, clean and give birth. What people fail to understand is that Latinas are worth more than their looks or their ability to satisfy the needs of others. They are strong, powerful and intelligent and they deserve so much more respect than they are given. Through Latinitas, Latinas can stand tall and united against stereotypes.”
“Stereotypes are a cruel way to brand someone without any prior knowledge of the person. They do not fit every subject involved and wrongly characterize a group of people from a certain race, nationality or culture. In order to dissolve such stereotypes it is necessary to give everyone an equal opportunity without judgment. As a Latina in the United States, it is very easy to be misconstrued as an undocumented immigrant because of my tan skin and dark hard. As anyone else I was a natural born U.S. citizen and deserve to be given the same respect as a girl my age with blonde hair and blue eyes.”
Most stereotypes in any type of culture, religion, race or organization are based off the extremes of that group of people. There is more to every type of group of people that not everyone sees. This is because most people come across as close-minded and are almost too lazy to see the full picture of any culture, organization, etc.
“Stereotypes are interesting. I don’t let them get to me as much. Latinas are not dumb. We have hopes, dreams, fears, doubts just like the rest of the world. It our minds that will really make you. Some Latinas are actually loud and don’t take anything from anyone. I guess you could say some have an attitude problem, but not all are like this. A lot of us do love tortillas and beans, but that not really enough protein for me and way too much carbs.”