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THAT’S BARRIO: I Be Me

April 26, 2010

I was in my third grade class one day when my nosy Teacher asked what my father did for a living.

“He’s a sanitation engineer.”

“Oh, he’s a garbage man,” my Teacher corrected me.

The other kids laughed.

“What does your mother do?”

“She’s a wonderful homemaker.”

“Oh, she’s unemployed.”

The other kids laughed.

“What does your father drive to work?”

“He takes public transit.”

“Oh, so he don’t have a car?”

I shook my head no…the other kids laughed.

“What does your mother drive to the grocery store?”

“She likes pushing me in a shopping cart, you little b1tch.”

“I’m gonna flunk you for the eighth straight time if you call me a b1tch again!”

I proceeded to whoop his a$$.

I had flunked on purpose all those other times to get big enough to do it.

Seriously, don’t ever be embarrassed of where you come from…it’s about where you’re going.

Corona

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