Why is it that everyone classifies me as Mexican?

I’m a native-born Peruvian. I have brown eyes, brown hair, and tan skin. My family speaks Spanish. Here in Colorado, everyone automatically presumes I’m Mexican. "Oh, she’s brown and speaks Spanish, she MUST be Mexican." Frankly, it’s a bit annoying.

Does this ever happen to any of you guys?Any Canadians, South Americans, dark-skinned people had any similar experiences?

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