In class Writing
I have felt tokenized due to my Mexican background. Many of my “friends” would come to me when they needed help with their Spanish homework. I thought it was unfair that they automatically assumed I knew Spanish because there are some Mexican Americans that do not. Other people assumed that I could eat anything that was spicy due to being a Latina. This was really inaccurate because I hardly eat anything spicy, besides hot cheetos.
I just think that Tokenizing is overall unfair because we place other individuals into certain categories that may not relate to them. Stereotypes limit the way we think about others. I do not think tokenizing is positive because it still stereotypes and classifies individuals into categories. A certain expectation is expected because of these strategies.