I have spoken about Latinxs extensively over the past 2 weeks on FB and have commented on a few of your posts. A little background about me so you can contextualize my perspective. My mother is black and my father is a non blk Colombian.I’m engaged to a Latino man who is 1/2 Mexican and 1/2 Spainiard. I attached a photo of myself for context so you can see I understand this subject quite well from all sides. He let the cat out of the bag and any Latinx in this country who says they’ve never had a family member express similar sentiments is either lying or comes from a rare unicorn family. I was told that my fiancées mother cried when she found out her son was dating a black girl.Some black women have been so discouraged by this knowledge that they don’t pursue the men.I think a commentary from an “insider” would be good, so what say you?105427659 #14558By Evil Mexican on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - pm I'm a Hispanic man of Mexican descent, and reading through these discussions I've found that I have to agree that the Hispanic community doesn't like blacks in many ways.
In many of the countries the lighter you are the better that you will get treated.
" And with Dominicans, there has been so much hatred of ourselves. I wanted them to know that he is college-educated, has ambitions in life, and has his shit together. But this time, I decided to just remove myself from the situation.
Dominicans have, almost, a trauma of being identified as black. This guy I'm dating is black, and get used to it."Jarrett: When I first met Jill's family, I made sure I was wearing a blazer and that I was buttoned-up. But the next couple of times, I made sure I was down. Jarrett: Yeah, but at the same time, if you brought home a stereotypical Clark Kent, Superman-type, what you probably would have been getting is, "He's not cool." The urban synergy is innate between African-Americans and Latinos. "He's sticking around and obviously trying to understand what we're saying, so let's give him a shot."Jarrett: Both of us proved to our families and friends that we are nothing like the stereotypes. I've realized how much more of an activist Jill is than I am.
I have Cuban friends that told me that blacks over there and other Latin American countries realize their position, that they are less attractive and less capable than non-black Hispanics are (it has nothing to do with communism over there, just the culture).
So this is a kind of hypocrisy I think many cultures have, and it's not something that's going to be ever be eliminated you know.