<>9 Famous Faces On The Struggles and Beauty of Being Afro-Latino

    Afro-Latinos face many challenges when it comes identity, particularly when people refuse to believe that being Black AND Latino aren’t mutually exclusive experiences.

    The Latino identity denotes an ethnicity, which means that Latinos exist in every color and race imaginable – and explaining the difference between race and ethnicity can be quite a cumbersome task to take on on a daily basis. And yet, many Afro-Latinos are often forced to do so after being told they’re not “Latino enough” or being asked to choose between being Black and Latino.

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    Afro-Latinxs exist!

    Afro-latin@s struggle with being ignored by the media because for some reason people don’t believe you can be both Latino and Black. This is why there’s so much controversy when it comes to race and ethnicity. People try to paint Latin@s as this light brown or even white skinned when there are many dark skinned Latin@s. They are in all parts of South America, Central America, the Caribbean, & in North America (Mexico). Unfortunately, these folks aren’t represented in the media much and we have portrayed Latin@s in a certain way that has shaped the thoughts of others when they hear that word.

    ^ Say that. There’s the blatant erasure by the media, as well as the fellow Latinxs who shun blackness. Then there’s the serious lack of knowledge by people who still don’t understand the clear difference between race and ethnicity, and assume Black means “African American” <>(which it does not), so as a result they question your ident<>ity. Race does not denote one’s ethnicity/ethniciti<>es. Latinxs do not have a specific look or skin color. There are sooooooo many brown skin Latinxs out here.

    Black and Cuban at the same damn time.

    Black and Puerto Rican at the same damn time.

    Black and Colombian at the same damn time.

    Black and Dominican at the same damn time.

    Black and Mexican at the same damn time.

    Black and Honduran at the same damn time.

    Black and Ecuadorian at the same damn time.

    Black and Nicaraguan at the same damn time.

    Black and Panamanian at the same damn time.

    Black and Peruvian at the same damn time.

    Black and Uruguayan at the same damn time. 

    Black and Venezuelan at the same damn time.

    There’s way more to be listed, but I think y’all get it now…hopefully.


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    10 Life-Changing Lessons From Confucius......

    1. Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

    2. Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

    3. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

    4. He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.

    5. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

    6. If you hate a person, then you’re defeated by them.

    7. When it is obvious that goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, but adjust the action steps.

    8. Respect yourself and others will respect you.

    9. What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.

    10. Study the past if you would define the future.



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