So, I'm Hispanic and am really, really tired of people asking me what my ancestry is. Sometimes, I feel like, because I don't have blue eyes and blonde hair, I'm seen as exotic and less of an American. When I tell most of these people that I'm Latina, they're usually very surprised -- which I don't get, considering I have the stereotypical 'Latina' features (dark hair, dark eyes, curvy body).
I think I'd like to start dressing more 'Latin' -- just to get in touch, a bit more, with my cultural roots. Unfortunately, I don't have very many Latina friends that I can rely on for advise.
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I think the main reason is because your skin tone is lighter. I would not suggest tanning as it is bad for your skin, and will make you look old, long before your time.
I have mistaken some Mexican women, for Americans just because their English was so good. I just saw them as another American. So maybe you just don't sound Hispanic enough, for your race to be important enough to register in peoples minds.0