Wetback Essay

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“Wetback”

Through my life I have usually been on the receiving end of racist comments, such as wetback fieldworker etc. In seventh grade I had to go to a public school because of moving reasons and that is where the comments started. I can honestly say that it was the worst experience of my life. There were only two Mexican in my class; I was one of them. The other student was also Mexican, but the catch was that he was a well know soccer player. I also played soccer, but I was not the all-pro player. Since he was so good and so well know no one ever said a word to him. The first day at school everyone was nice to me. The first couple days were great, Everyone was friendly and willing to accept me. Going into my second week of school I met a girl Amy, she was beautiful. I was sitting at the lunch table one day and she walked by and I commented on how hot she was. One kid who I thought who was my friend said, “Since you are new here, I will let that go. I respond, “What do you mean?” Chad said, “l like Amy also, and whoever I liked no one tries stepping in, do you understand?” “Whatever dude” I said. Chad said, “Now listen, I like you and its is better off that way.” So naturally I did what I wanted to do, I asked Amy for her number. That weekend Amy and I went out on a date. I sure did have a good time. That following Monday, Chad heard about it that date and got very upset. Just after second period I heard someone yell out “HEY WETBACK, YOU ARE GOING TO DIE” I sort of had an idea that said it, but I just ignored it and kept walking. A second later someone pushed me to the floor. I turned and Chad was standing there. Chad said “I warned you, you cotton piker.” I naturally backed off because it was not worth fighting about. From that point on everyone considered me the “Wimp who can not stand up for himself.” For the rest of the year my life was a living hell. The only time anyone talked to me is when someone would make a racist comment. Half way through...

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