Dominican Day Parade, NYC

I think at one point everybody feels different, racially, culturally.

So how do you feel like you are stereotyped?

You know, it depends on what situation you find yourself in also. Like education-wise, work-wise, sometimes depending on the situation. I don’t really know how to explain it.

When somebody sees you, what do you feel like they see?

Well, a Spanish person. That would be the first thing.

When somebody is stereotyping you, just seeing you as a Spanish person, if you could tell them one thing, what would that be?

Ignorance is no excuse, that’s what I would tell them. But you know, you have to educate yourself and always try to get to know the person before you fit them into that stereotype.