The comment sections of these post are filled with people who think like Young Hollywood’s and serve as a reminder of how Latinxs often times ostracize their own and favor fairer skinned children, relatives and actors.
While doing this and experimenting with varying classroom structures to improve the discussion, one student’s statement last week in a fellow teacher’s class hit home, “Miss, why yall tryna make us angry? Ya’ll tryna make us hate white people?”
Now – as Malcolm X would say, “Before you come askin’ if I teach hate, ask yourself, who taught you to hate yourself?”
I couldn’t help but slowly re-read the last line, “In their kingdom, national identity was defined by ‘limpieza de sangre,’ or pure blood,”
“Do you feel offended when someone asks if you are Black or associates you with Blackness?”
The history behind boogaloo is not just about musical fusion but also about the richness of our diasporic cultures and the wonderful blending of this art and expression.
Him: “Yo, not only am I tall, but they consider me BLACK, so I am coined NEGRITO.”
On this Cinco De Mayo, we want to give a very special shout out to the Afro Mexican freedom fighters that contributed to the rich legacy and liberation of our Mexican brothers and sisters. With the current climate of fear and prejudice running rampant in America at this time, displaying solidarity and unity without the […]