16 Hilarious (And True!) Latino Problems


13. No one understands your VERY REAL and COMPLETELY RATIONAL fear of El Cucuy. (or any other Latin American ghoul or monster!)
He steals kids who disobey! Why would our parents make that up?!

14. Yes, everyone in our family is our primo or prima
They’re actually my third cousin twice-removed, but who cares? 

15. You have to leave a family gathering in two hours...
So you should start saying goodbye now. 

16. When people tell you, “But, wait, you don’t look Latina? Are you sure you aren’t Spanish/Black/White/*Insert Ethnicity*?”
Yes, we’re sure! In fact, it may be shocking to you, but Latinos and Latinas come in all shapes, sizes, and races. Thank you for perpetuating stereotypes about my ethnicity and culture.

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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