my cousin wanting 2 bleach her skin

HOLYWOOD'S PROJECTION OF WHAT LATINA/OS LOOK LIKE IS VERY ONE-SIDED IT MAKES ME SO DA,N ANGRY. YOU SEE WE HAVE THE SKIN TONE OF SAMMY SOSA. MY COUSIN  TOLD ME THATSHE WISHED 2 BE AN ACTRESS ONE DAY. ANIYANSI THINKS LATIN BEAUTY IS JENNIFER LOPEZ AND SALMA. THE ONE'S THAT LOOK LIKE US ONLY PLAY afro-american AND ARE  ALWAYS ASKED TO WORK ON THEIR ACENTS 2 BROADEN THEIR ROLES ZOE SALDANA IS CONSTANTLY PLAYING AFRICAN-AMERICAN SO IS MIGUEL NUNEZ  THE SAME GOES 4 JOANNA GARCIA CAMERON DIAZ ALEX BLEDEL AND SABRINA BRYANT NOT BEING RECOGNIZED AS LATINOS IN THE US ON SCREEN BECAUSE THEY ARE 2 BLOND OR 2 PALE  I ALWAYS TELL HER WE LOOK LIKE EVERYONE BUT SINCE IT'S NEVER SEEN SHE IS DETERMINED. I WANTED 2 CRY

daysofourlivesfan daysofourlivesfan
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2 Responses Mar 24, 2009

It is interesting that the Latino/Latina community is the fastest-growing community in the United States, yet it is exactly this community which is susceptible to the most ignorance and stereotyping from the broader society.<br />
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I myself am a European-American, part of my ancestors came from EspaƱa. This reflects in my western Mediterranean appearance (or so I have been told by others). So I am white but this also leads me to identify strongly with the Latino community due to shared historical, cultural, and ethnic ties. <br />
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It is unfortunate that Hollywood and popular culture have been able to set the standards, by re-defining the term and pigeon-holing based on these standards, with no concern for the unique diversity inherent within the community.

I seen a blue latino once.