I can't help but feel I'm having a hard time getting a job because I'm not hispanic. Where I live it's almost 'expected' that you speak spanish. In certain areas you're even greeted at the stores in spanish. I look at the staff of teachers and 98% are hispanic. Don't get me wrong---I think very highly of the hispanic culture and married a Mexican (have hispanic last name on paper) but can't help but think this aspect limits me. 1) Even in monolingual positions, they probably want you to speak spanish since many of the students' parents don't speak English. 2) I can't 'relate' to my students since I'm anglo, (This reason I think is ridiculous but it's still one I've heard). For various reasons (I wont go into detail about) I can't move elsewhere. Also, I'm trying to learn Spanish---believe me. I feel students benefit most when they have teachers of various backgrounds and am frustrated by this. Is my assumption accurate?? I really do feel that generally speaking I interview well.