Imagine living in a country with little to no diversity. A country where the economy is so bad that people are stealing just to get money needed to survive. Now imagine leaving that country at the age of 14 and coming to a country that was built on diversity and filled with individuals from just about every other county in the world.
Diego said the economy was getting so bad that people were stealing and killing to get money.
“In some ways, I was scared from watching the news. People were being shot over cars, cell phones, just material stuff.”
“My father’s God mother's husband was killed on his way to work when he refused to give them his car.”
Because of these horrendous events in the country, Diego said that he was happy to come to the U.S., plus he would get a better education.
But here in the U.S., we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month from Sept. 15- Oct. 15. Diego said that it reminds him of his country.
“Hispanic people like to party… we are pretty sociable.”
“I think Hispanic heritage month is a rewarding experience… helps you grow up and see different things in a different way. Helps you be more open to people who are different from your culture.”