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Writing a Mexican-American Character, as a white person.

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Tue May 21, 2019 3:09 am
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Bullet says...

Hey!! If you're Mexican-American/Latino/Chicano/Hispanic/otherwise associated with or know a lot about or are from South America, mind helping a brother out?

I have a character who is US born who's parents immigrated from Mexico. He's very proud of his Mexican identity, and I'm not sure how he would identify - if it's Latino, or Chicano, or just plain Mexican-American.

(Also, any tips on Mexican culture, especially Mexican-American culture, would be very very much appreciated.)

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