Growing up, being racially conscious was not part of my nature. I lived in a predominantly Latino community for most of my life, having close to no friends who were of different backgrounds. My peers would often take guesses at where I could be from, and after revealing that I am of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent, the questions and commentary started pouring in. When I mentioned I was fluent in Spanish, they became even more aggressive. It was almost as if people were trying too hard to not offend me as a Latina, with compliments that weren't genuine. Here are 10 of the things Latinas are probably tired of hearing:.