What Do You Think About The Afro-Latina Struggle Being Both Black And Latino?

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“The Love Below”

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#1 Jan 4, 2012
http://bossip.com/520580/race-matters-afro-la...
Must be two sides! We’ve seen this issue come up time and time again, particularly with celebrities like La La Anthony and Zoe Saldana. When they identify as Latino, black audiences sometimes feel some kinda way about it. And sometimes Afro-Latinas aren’t even accepted by other Latinos.

This is the subject broached in a recent article on Latina.com :

The frustrating ironies of being Afro-Latina hit Yuly Marshall with stunning regularity: At work at a Miami hospital, Hispanic patients of the Cuban-born radiology technician usually assume she’s African American, asking her,“Where did you learn to speak Spanish like that?” and expressing shock—even skepticism—that she’s really Latina. Other times, fellow Latinos will disparage African Americans in front of her with phrases like,“What can you expect from negros?” and then turn around and tell her, as if paying her a compliment,“But you’re not like that. You’re one of us.”

When Marshall talks about race issues with African American coworkers, they often tell her she has no idea what it’s really like to be black. Yet a few years ago, when Marshall dated a lighter-skinned black Latino, his parents persuaded him to break it off because of her dark skin.“They told him to find a white girl so he could adelantar la raza,” Marshall says, using a phrase that roughly means to ‘push the race forward’ by marrying a light-skinned person and producing children lighter than yourself

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#2 Jan 5, 2012
I think it can be extremely painful to feel mixed loyalties or conflicted emotions about one's identity. However, I also think people with overlapping identities are particularly well positioned to erode a lot of the barriers between people based on racial identities.

“The Love Below”

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#4 Jan 5, 2012
Kimberly1990 wrote:
I think it can be extremely painful to feel mixed loyalties or conflicted emotions about one's identity. However, I also think people with overlapping identities are particularly well positioned to erode a lot of the barriers between people based on racial identities.
True, but afro latinos, need to not kiss white latinos arse. Its the same thing here in America

“The Love Below”

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#5 Jan 5, 2012
Jim Jones is Puerto Rican, and afro latino, and considers himself African American. His girl on the show, is part cuban.

Since: Apr 11

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#6 Jan 5, 2012
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
http://bossip.com/520580/race- matters-afro-latinas-describe- their-plight30346/
Must be two sides! We’ve seen this issue come up time and time again, particularly with celebrities like La La Anthony and Zoe Saldana. When they identify as Latino, black audiences sometimes feel some kinda way about it. And sometimes Afro-Latinas aren’t even accepted by other Latinos.
This is the subject broached in a recent article on Latina.com :
The frustrating ironies of being Afro-Latina hit Yuly Marshall with stunning regularity: At work at a Miami hospital, Hispanic patients of the Cuban-born radiology technician usually assume she’s African American, asking her,“Where did you learn to speak Spanish like that?” and expressing shock—even skepticism—that she’s really Latina. Other times, fellow Latinos will disparage African Americans in front of her with phrases like,“What can you expect from negros?” and then turn around and tell her, as if paying her a compliment,“But you’re not like that. You’re one of us.”
When Marshall talks about race issues with African American coworkers, they often tell her she has no idea what it’s really like to be black. Yet a few years ago, when Marshall dated a lighter-skinned black Latino, his parents persuaded him to break it off because of her dark skin.“They told him to find a white girl so he could adelantar la raza,” Marshall says, using a phrase that roughly means to ‘push the race forward’ by marrying a light-skinned person and producing children lighter than yourself
The Hispanics in Miami are far more racist than any white people I have ever known. They are also pretty much immune to being called a racist. That is why I get along with them.

“Dont hate me cuz i'm beautiful”

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#7 Jan 5, 2012
I'm Afro Latina (Dominican) and all my life it's either been, I'm not 'latin' enough to hang with the other Latinos or I'm not 'black' enough to chill with AAs. I feel rejection on by sides.

“HU! You Know!!!”

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#8 Jan 5, 2012
I dont think it would be much different if Afro Latino/Latina people would admit to their African ancestry
Just about every Afro Latino/a I've met have always denied or belittled their African ancestry
But will uplift their so called Spaniard ancestry
No credit is given traditions that were originally Africans
The only time they might admit or accept their African ancestry is when they want to be accepted by black folks.

THIS IS NOT WHAT ALL AFRO LATINO/A PEOPLE DO BUT THIS IS WHAT I'VE SEEN PERSONALLY

“HU! You Know!!!”

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#10 Jan 5, 2012
DARKIE ANIMAL wrote:
I think both of you savage black and Latino monkeys need to get out of America and back to your countries. You disgusting darkie animals both behave the same way. Black bastards love to rob, kill, rape, and murder. Darkie Latino animals like to knife, rob, beat, and murder. Also, both darkie black and Latino bastards drop out of high school! Go to jail! Leech off of welfare! Darkie black bastards!
MWAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

“Dont hate me cuz i'm beautiful”

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#11 Jan 5, 2012
DARKIE ANIMAL wrote:
I think both of you savage black and Latino monkeys need to get out of America and back to your countries. You disgusting darkie animals both behave the same way. Black bastards love to rob, kill, rape, and murder. Darkie Latino animals like to knife, rob, beat, and murder. Also, both darkie black and Latino bastards drop out of high school! Go to jail! Leech off of welfare! Darkie black bastards!
Hispanics and Blacks will always be here. Don't like it then you can go back to Europe.-.-
Blackberry Molasses

United States

#12 Jan 5, 2012
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
Jim Jones is Puerto Rican, and afro latino, and considers himself African American. His girl on the show, is part cuban.
Putero Rican & Afro Latin are interchangeable for the most part so I thought.

Im Part Latin and is darker(Bria Myles Complextion) than you @ times. the only reason/time I acknowledge it is when ppl hound me about my last name claiming I cant be AA, Or say I look carribean then swear im not AA.
sammy

New York, NY

#13 Jan 5, 2012
DARKIE ANIMAL wrote:
I think both of you savage black and Latino monkeys need to get out of America and back to your countries. You disgusting darkie animals both behave the same way. Black bastards love to rob, kill, rape, and murder. Darkie Latino animals like to knife, rob, beat, and murder. Also, both darkie black and Latino bastards drop out of high school! Go to jail! Leech off of welfare! Darkie black bastards!
Just keeping it real is..........B(L)ACK

Amazing that you type so strong on your mom computer in her basement. Do you have the guts to say that crap in front of Black or Latina man in Flatbush or Cypress or down by Pitkin ave in east brooklyn? In other words, TALK is CHEAP

This is keeping it real for..........ever
UruEuWauWau

Milpitas, CA

#14 Jan 6, 2012
Blackberry Molasses wrote:
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Putero Rican & Afro Latin are interchangeable for the most part so I thought...
Ya thought & think wrong, kiddo. ;-)
UruEuWauWau

Milpitas, CA

#15 Jan 6, 2012
sammy wrote:
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Just keeping it real is..........B(L)ACK
Amazing that you type so strong on your mom computer in her basement. Do you have the guts to say that crap in front of Black or Latina man in Flatbush or Cypress or down by Pitkin ave in east brooklyn? In other words, TALK is CHEAP
This is keeping it real for..........ever
Sammy, sammy, sammy, kiddo, ya such a phagg punani. ;^D Listen, dummy, there's only 'Latin man', but in Spanish is 'Latino', & for Latin women it's 'Latina'. ;-) Go back to school, ya dumb Usonian little ghetto mutty >>>ni- insert gg -er<<<. ;-P
UruEuWauWau

Milpitas, CA

#16 Jan 6, 2012
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
http://bossip.com/520580/race- matters-afro-latinas-describe- their-plight30346/
Must be two sides! We’ve seen this issue come up time and time again, particularly with celebrities like La La Anthony and Zoe Saldana. When they identify as Latino, black audiences sometimes feel some kinda way about it. And sometimes Afro-Latinas aren’t even accepted by other Latinos.
This is the subject broached in a recent article on Latina.com :
The frustrating ironies of being Afro-Latina hit Yuly Marshall with stunning regularity: At work at a Miami hospital, Hispanic patients of the Cuban-born radiology technician usually assume she’s African American, asking her,“Where did you learn to speak Spanish like that?” and expressing shock—even skepticism—that she’s really Latina. Other times, fellow Latinos will disparage African Americans in front of her with phrases like,“What can you expect from negros?” and then turn around and tell her, as if paying her a compliment,“But you’re not like that. You’re one of us.”
When Marshall talks about race issues with African American coworkers, they often tell her she has no idea what it’s really like to be black. Yet a few years ago, when Marshall dated a lighter-skinned black Latino, his parents persuaded him to break it off because of her dark skin.“They told him to find a white girl so he could adelantar la raza,” Marshall says, using a phrase that roughly means to ‘push the race forward’ by marrying a light-skinned person and producing children lighter than yourself
This is such a made in USA banana mixed crap. ;-) That's why the world sees y'all Usonians as the biggest retards on the globe. ;-D
1st of all,'Latin' is a 'world', a civilization. ;-P 2nd,'Afro-Latin' babes, overall, have no prob identifyin' as 'Latin' in the USA, accordin' to made in USA 'racialist' boxes. ;-P 3rd,'Latin world' encompasses several nations, makin' around 600 million peeps. ;-D There is a very small percentage of mostly Usonianized Latin peeps who take sides (black & white, usually), but overwhelming majority doesn't. ;-D 4th, a Croat, Albanian, Italian & Greek dude in the USA can look almost the same, bein' S. & SE.Europeans whose ancestors long ago even shared similar cultures (S.Italy, parts of Albania & S.Croatia colonized by Greeks), but today they have little in common. ;-P Now let's imagine a Croat, an Albanian, an Italian & a Greek dude meet in a Usonian hospital!! ;-D All four of 'em would look almost the same, if not very similar, but in the same time be totally diff. ;-) 5th, overwhelming majority of Latin peeps in the USA is made of Mexicans (more than 40 million w/ illegals). 6th, Latins in Europe, Asia, Canada & even USA stick together & in respective national communities, regardless of their color. 7th, overwhelming majority of Afro-Latins live outside the USA. ;-D So what the fuhck is all this Usonian ghetto banana crap about? ;-)
Blackberry Molasses

United States

#17 Jan 6, 2012
UruEuWauWau wrote:
<quoted text>
Ya thought & think wrong, kiddo. ;-)
Explain it then....o_O?
Truth Be Told

Woburn, MA

#18 Jan 6, 2012
Whenever I see one of those Latino soap operas on Telemundo, all the actors are white! With blue eyes and shyt! Whassupwidat?

j/k
Afro-Latina

Sanford, NC

#19 Jul 20, 2012
As an Afro-Latina myself, ( my father being African American and my mother being puerto Rican) I have no trouble with both sides. I feel like I fit perfectly with my African American brothers and sisters/side as well as with my puerto rican brothers and sisters/side. Sometimes I get confused as being either Dominican or Ethiopian. Now when it comes to Americanized Latinos who has never been to puerto Rico or their Latino country ( especially Mexicans) they have trouble believing the fact that I'm Latino due to the stereotype that all Latinos look Italian/ Mexican like Sofia vergara or George Lopez. They tend to forget that Latinos can look like Don Omar, Laz Alonso, Christina Milian, Zoe Saldana, y Romeo Santos. But I never try to let that bother me because at the end of the day i know my ethnicity: African American and Puerto Rican.
Alfonso De La Vega

Harrisburg, PA

#20 Jul 20, 2012
Truth Be Told wrote:
Whenever I see one of those Latino soap operas on Telemundo, all the actors are white! With blue eyes and shyt! Whassupwidat?
j/k
What bothers me, as strange as it might sound, is the language.
I can speak it, write it, sing it, but listen to it I find very hard.

“The Love Below”

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#21 Jul 20, 2012
Afro latino is a person who is from latin american, who is of african ancestry, or predominant african ancestry. If your mother or father is afro latin, and the other parent is black, your not afro latin in my book, your a black person, with a afro latin parent.

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#22 Jul 21, 2012
we are part of the same struggles' and that's why we need to stop complexion discrimination most if not all of it is a a'a sickness' and to support each other period.

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