There’s a Reason I Want to Learn French before I Learn Spanish

It’s cultural.

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My mother is from Canada, and, if I’m being honest, I feel more at home there than I ever have in the U.S.

While I like the New Mexican sunsets and the idea of the spirit of the Wild West, I don’t particularly enjoy its many racist and sexist implications.

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