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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 ba<x>sed 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 <br />
give to others the way they live their lives.<br />
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!!!<br />
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