Towards the end of the movie The Mule (2018), there is a moment where a Mexican is stopped by police as a suspected drug mule, and tells the police "I don't speak Spanish".
I'm not American and don't know the cultural meaning of this. Could you elaborate on this? Why did he say "I don't speak Spanish"?
- To show that there are Mexican Americans who are so American that they don't even know the language of their ancestors?
- To debunk some stereotypes that all Mexican Americans speak Spanish and are still more Mexican than American, aka identify as Mexican-first or mostly Mexican?