a personal essay by Julian, originally posted on Odyssey
I am a United States citizen. I am an American.
My heritage, however, is of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. But that is not what the general public sees. The general public sees a check mark in the box labeled Latino on a registration form at the Department of Motor Vehicles. The general public sees a potential thief in any major department store. The general public sees a spic.
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Julian is a senior heading to American University and planning to be a patent attorney.