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            My name is Magdalene Cox and I was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  I have two brothers and four sisters whom I love dearly.  I am the third oldest and am going to college to major in psychology.  I grew up in a Mexican family, which was a little difficult.  I am half White and half Mexican, and my mother raised me.  I was sometimes not accepted by the Mexicans or the Whites, because I look White, but then as soon as I told them I was a Mexican, they hated me.  On the other hand, my momís side of the family is very traditional Mexican; we are all about the family.  For example, when I was 7 a doctor gave my penicillin (I am deathly allergic to it) and I was rushed to the hospital.  This happened at about 2:00 p.m., by no later than 9:00 p.m. everyone from my momís side of the family was there, at my bed side praying for me.  Donít get me wrong, my momís side of the family is huge, I have 9 tioís (uncles) and tiaís (aunts) and more than 50 primos (cousins).  I was brought up to believe in herbal medicine, teas, chants, and many other Mexican traditional things.  For example, I was brought up to believe that is you stare at a baby, you must touch it, or it will get sick.  I still believe that today, I am pretty sure that it is not true, but just in case. 

            I believe that I had many benefits because I grew up in a Mexican household.  I truly know what it means when someone is willing give up everything for people that they love.  I would give everything up in a second if I could be certain that my family would be set for life and I know they would do the same for me.  I was brought up tat you help others, no matter what they look like on the outside, everyone is special.  I still teach that to my younger siblings.  Finally my hope for the future is that people are truly treated equal one day, even if that means tat everyone has to have the same color of skin. That way, no one can be looked down upon and everyone will be seen for what is on the inside, not the out side.


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