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Ooh Gosh Me Too!

 but i'm not afro-american or look afro-american/black all the opposite i'm light skinned,cruly latino hair.So i  have experienced racism for being ''white'' which i'm not i'm latina! not latina from Mexico because i know you were thinking  ''oh so you experienced racism because you're mexican looking''' well not you're wrong i have experienced racism because i'm light skinned and when i do my hair it's straight like a ''white girl''  but my natural hair without the flat iron or the bower my hair is  curly. I was in Brooklyn almost 3 weeks ago and i got almost attack for being ''white'' which i'm not if it wasn't because of a good samaritan i don't if i would of be here telling my story and that's not the first time that i have experienced racism because i look ''white'' which is not true!! i feel that i look Latina maybe not the latina that people are used to see, i look like a latina from the caribbean and that's where i'm from PR/DR...Why do i look how i look? well people from PR/DR are a mix of everything white/blacks/indians so we have a bit of everything of course some of us have more of something that the others and that's comprehensible.I'm a mix ,my Bio father's mother is a mixed of White/Black with a caramel skin color and his father was light skin color so he has a caramel skin color and my mom's light skin color, her dad was italian/spanish and my mom's mom is white/black, her dad's family was from spain and her mom was caramel skin color so she's like her mom caramel skin color(she's thevlove of my life=) ) (idk from where but i'm guessing Haiti since it's close to DR/PR) so see? i'm not ''white'' or ''white looking''. I don't have anything against light skin color people, don't get me wrong, I am one of them! but i really hate being called ''white girl'' just because i'm not white!!! idk why? but i always get the ''oh you look white'' from Afro-Americans friends that i have and Afro-Americans in general and by Latinos so i need to always tell them ''ooh no,no, i'm Latina''. Some people have the nerves, the impudence to tell me that i should be happy that i look ''white'' and i'm just like Wth? why would i want to be ''white'' or ''black'' when i love being latina chico! I really don't understand why this still happens? i mean i have curves and i'm sorry but we all know that latina's curves are unconfined specially if the latina has curly hair so Goshhh i wish that people get to read this and learn!!! a bit of what Latinos are made of! because some of us are ''white looking'' , ''black looking'' ''indian looking'' or w.e you want to call it and that's why we're latinos, we're a mix of everything, all colors, all races but we're definitely not ONE of them ,we're all of them TOGETHER.

onceloved onceloved 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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I know! Especially considering that THERE IS ONLY ONE RACE! At least according to the Scientists - what would they know, eh?! I'm "white" & I still have to put up with this kind of BS on a fairly regular basis (I'm half Eastern European)... I was trying a dress on in a Vintage Clothing Store a few weeks ago when the woman running the shop asked me "Do you have a bit of Russian in you?". It was very hard not to reply - "Not recently, no!"... I don't know. A lot of us can't seem to win.

Too many people make judgements based on prejudice, of many forms; racism is one of the stupidest and nastiest forms. I have known and enjoyed people of many different backgrounds. Differences can make life really interesting I find!

Me tooooo!

I don't understand why ppl today STILL put so much emphasis on skin colour/ethnicity. Personally I don't give a toss I like ppl or not for what they are, and that means their principles the respect they

give to others the way they live their lives.

It's long past time that we realised that we all have to share an ever more crowded planet. I wish ppl wold wake up to that and get over this colour/ethnicity, thing.

I feel you!!!

omg do you really live in Aruba?!

WHERE I WORK I ALSO EXPERIENCE RASCISM BUT IN A STYLE THATS NOT DIRECT BUT ITS KINDA OBVIOUS IM BLACK AND I DONT REALLY CARE MUCH FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE A BACKWARDS WAY OF THINKING PEOPLE SHOULD JUST GROW UP AND GET OVER IT BLACK WHITE RED YELLOW WHATEVA MAN WE ALL GOTS TO LIVE WE ALL HAVE TO SURVIVE