Bi-Cultural in the Nation’s Heartland

A University of Nebraska-Kearney Latina student shares her story of what it’s like to be a bi-cultural college student in the nation’s heartland:

I experienced people who didn’t want to deal with me because they didn’t think I could speak English – when honestly I can hardly speak a lick of Spanish.  I’ve had people give me dirty looks at my job for helping a Latino family.  I even have co-workers who cannot stand to be around Latinos because they can’t understand them and are so short fused with them.  It breaks my heart to see such a disconnect between the people of my two cultures, especially because everyone is honest-to-God just trying to get by.