Being Mexican-American is tough. Anglos jump all over you if you don’t speak English perfectly. Mexicans jump all over you if you don’t speak Spanish perfectly. We got to be twice as perfect as anybody else.
And we got to prove to the Mexicans how Mexican we are and we got to prove to the Americans how American we are. We got to be more Mexican than the Mexicans and more American than the Americans.
Edward James Olmos as Abraham Quintanilla (Selena, 1997)
Just replace Mexican with Latinos in general and that’s how I feel sometimes. Not Latino enough, nor American enough.
Watching Fast Five with Don Omar tonight rekindled my undying love for spanish music and the accent. And then I went home and looked on iTunes for all the music I’ve been missing out on. This song came up and I fell in love.