Race and My Community
My name is Maria Fitzgerald and I am an African Latino who lives in California. I live with my family in the suburbs and attend the university of California where am studying music. People believe that people from the same minority community cannot experience racism between them, since they have to stick together in a foreign country and fight for their rights.
My father is from Puerto Rico and he met my mum who is from South Africa in America. My mum had come to America to escape the apartheid regime in her country while my dad had come to seek for greener pastures in America, to escape the abject poverty that he was experiencing in the rural Puerto Rico.