Am I having a different experience as a Mexican American Female because I “don’t look Mexican”

I know there is discrimination and I’m an advocate of my culture when the moment arises that there is a gap in knowledge about my culture and ethnicity.

Honestly, I am 26yo and have had NOT EVEN a handful of blatantly racist experiences and the few experiences I have had were quite mild.

I live in the democratic and diverse city of Omaha, NE. I have medium brown hair, hazel eyes, fair skin unless I’m tan with some cheek freckles. And I am 5’3” 120 lbs, yoga enthusiast. People always wonder “what I am” and are surprised that I speak Spanish fluently.

Am I having a different experience than my “Mexican looking” counterparts?

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