Growing up one makes decisions based on what they personally experience. Since I never felt attacked in my mind no one was. If I didn't personally feel discomfort I couldn't understand why anyone else did.
While I am Mexican American, just the mere fact that I don't "look Mexican" has probably allowed some people to see and interact with me differently. I have not been called names nor told to go back to my country. It has also given me a place where I can use my voice to stand up for what is right and defend people who need to know they are not alone.