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Latina Nerds

Another Latina Nerd Tells Her Story (With a Twist)

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 08.19.2012 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

In middle school, one girl, who I considered my enemy at the time, made fun of the way I spoke. She used to say, "You look black and you say you're Hispanic, but you talk like a white person!"

The Origin of a Latina Nerd

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 08.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

Latino nerds are doubly ostracized. We don't fit in mainstream white culture and our Latino communities often shun us because of our bizarre ways, interests, and beliefs. Many times we're accused of "acting white," whatever that means.