People take knowing Spanish and English for granted, when I say people I mean young people, sons and daughters, and granddaughter and grandsons who are the descendants of hard working sacrificing parents.
They don’t realize
they have two worlds
on the tip of their tongue,
bridged by their very existence,
that this heritage is rich and all the reasons Texas public education/society does not want them to recognizes its wealth, the richness, the life, the power on the very tip of their tongues.
Bilingual people are beautiful.
Latino Americans are beautiful.
We are beautiful.
We have a power that we don’t even realize it runs in our veins and it bronzes in the sun. Our history has been one of strife, one of pain, one of violence yet we prevail. We have a future, and it’s time we claim it.