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Living on the border means changes
Gringa, theyshout
Chorizo at McDonald's
Spanish signs before English
Driving throughthe border check
Spanish-language schools in America

Living on theborder means discrimination
No one knows how it feels
To be the majority ofAmerica
But the minority on the border
Not to be accepted because you speakEnglish

Living on the border means confusion
Constantly having tochoose
Between cultures
Between family
Between friends
Disorientationruns through your head

Living on the border means beingoblivious
People don't realize most of the hate
Hated for beingwhite
Hated for being Mexican
Racist they say
No, it's reality






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