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Latinos (9 found)
Note: These stories are from Represent and its sister publication, YCteen, which is written by New York City public high school students.
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At a mostly white private school, Sayda finds her identity as a Latina. (full text)
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The writer, an illegal immigrant, scrambles to find a job that pays well and won’t ask for his Social Security number. (full text)
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At April’s school, students segregate themselves by hanging out in different hallways according to race and ethnicity. (full text)
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In her Dominican family, Dayan started helping her mother cook Latino specialities at age 9. (full text)
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Nina supports her claim that the response to Hurricane Maria shows islanders are treated like second-class citizens compared to mainland Americans. (full text)
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The writer moved here from Mexico when she was 4, and now at 21, she feels proud to be living here. But our new president has made her afraid of being deported. (full text)
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Roberta resists the stereotypical female roles placed upon her by her Dominican culture. The writer envisions her older self slaving away in her office writing her novel, not in the kitchen cooking up “the most delicious plate of rice, beans, and chicken.” (full text)
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Darlyn interviews Professor Luis Zayas, who studies why Latinas attempt suicide more frequently than other teens, and contemplates his findings. (full text)
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Janill, who is Ecuadorian, is bothered when people assume she’s Puerto Rican or Dominican. (full text)

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