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This is something I've noticed while living in Orlando, FL for a year.

From what i've heard and seen, many US citizens with Latin American heritage are incredibly discriminatory and racist against African-Americans. Why is that? Shouldn't they feel a sense of solidarity?

I hope I'm not over-generalizing. I know there is a good portion of people that aren't racist but I'm just speaking from my own first-hand experience here. Many of them also hated Obama (mostly because he was black) and even voted for fucking Mitt Romney. During my year abroad I was staying with a very religious Latin-American family who originally came from Honduras. They owned a small business that was selling ice cream, Puerto Rican pastries and food. They way they were treating their black costumers was just downright vile. Their daughter (who was actually going to law school dead2 ) was especially racist and even told me she "hated black people" just after she harassed a black Walmart employee and treated her like a fucking slave. It made my stomachs turn. She and her mother were also extremely obsessed with their "white ancestors" (apparently the daughter had a white father?) and she would go on and on about it. vomit1  I'm not gonna go into detail about the way they treated me but their friends and a lot of other Latin Americans I met shared a similar sentiment and it just baffles me. 

Is this a common thing? What is the reason? I'm trying to understand where this lack of support or racist attitude may come from. Someone help, please?

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7 minutes ago, pang said:

it is common and true from what i've seen and personally experienced growing up in the US. now how do i feel about it...? i don't feel about it!!! lol3

I find it so infuriating.

I dragged them both on Facebook and threatened to expose them when I found out they were supporting Trump and celebrating his victory. I’m so tempted to put the daughter’s ass on blast at the law firm she’s currently working at for her disgustingly racist and homophobic sentiment.

 

They even supported George Zimmerman when he was on trial for shooting Treyvon Martin! Fucking disgusting! scream2 

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1 minute ago, Madonna said:

I find it so infuriating.

I dragged them both on Facebook and threatened to expose them when I found out they were supporting Trump and celebrating his victory. I’m so tempted to put her ass on blast at the law firm she’s currently working at for her disgustingly racist and homophobic sentiment.

 

They even supported George Zimmerman when he was on trial for shooting Treyvon Martin! Fucking disgusting! scream2 

wow...that's seriously terrifyingly disgusting.

also, yes a lot i know are republicant's. even though republicans/white people (very interchangeable i fear) don't want any latinos in America....like come on girls! scream2

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Just now, pang said:

wow...that's seriously terrifyingly disgusting.

also, yes a lot i know are republicant's. even though republicans/white people (very interchangeable i fear) don't want any latinos in America....like come on girls! scream2

It’s so stupid. They think they will be accepted by white people if they associate themselves with white conservatives, white supremacists, etc.

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Just now, Madonna said:

It’s so stupid. They think they will be accepted by white people if they associate themselves with white conservatives, white supremacists, etc.

i wish them a......crumb of luck! eve1

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I have no idea either. As someone who's got family in the US. Luckily my cousins weren't like that except my Aunt and her son (one of my cousin). She didn't treat other people from other backgrounds and ethnicities badly of course but you could see that she wasn't open minded. She voted for Obama twice but she used to complain about immigrants when I was there for my thesis in 2015. She voted for Trump of course. Also when I mentioned her about the idea of moving there, she told me that I should have stayed in Europe/Italy instead of moving there. I remember I was so hurt by that comment back then. She also rejected my other cousin who wanted to look for a job over there. I guess it's probably a certain , especially in older generations. Back to your point, I think it's because they probably learned that way. It must be sad having prejudice towards others. Those people only have darkness in their hearts. 

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Because white supremacists have convinced them they are better than them and that they are the enemy. Lots of Latinos, in my experience, have tried to emphasis their "whiteness" which to some people involved racism towards blacks. I'm literally looking from the outside in so may have a warped view. 

Something that does wind me up though is Latinos using the N word... Is this allowed? Because it makes me cringe

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18 minutes ago, Villanelle said:

Because white supremacists have convinced them they are better than them and that they are the enemy. Lots of Latinos, in my experience, have tried to emphasis their "whiteness" which to some people involved racism towards blacks. I'm literally looking from the outside in so may have a warped view. 

Something that does wind me up though is Latinos using the N word... Is this allowed? Because it makes me cringe

This. rip3

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Many Latinos in America tip toe between idolizing whiteness and upholding white supremacists and stereotypes while also using and profiting off black culture. Many lives in the same hoods as black people, and face similar racial discrimination from other races. This is why a lot feel they can say the N word.

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i feel like it’s very ironic brit15

i also find it dumb if not dumber when black people fight amongst themselves and black men praise light skin women 

like y’all do realize if there’s a racist he won’t be like “ oh nah ur good ur light skin “ 

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Latin American heritage doesn’t necessarily mean they’re PoC. There’s PLENTTTTYYYYYYY of whiteness in Latin culture, I mean they got colonized just like every one else. Latino just means you come from Latin America, it doesn’t detonate skin color or genes, lol. 

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I can never understand why or how minorities can be racist to other minorities. Of course most Latinos are not racist, but it does seem to be a growing issue from what i've heard.

On 6/13/2020 at 7:26 PM, Winnie said:

Many Latinos in America tip toe between idolizing whiteness and upholding white supremacists and stereotypes while also using and profiting off black culture. Many lives in the same hoods as black people, and face similar racial discrimination from other races. This is why a lot feel they can say the N word.

I know some will disagree but i'd rather the N word wasn't used full stop, regardless of who is using it. I have the same view regarding the F word.

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20 hours ago, Kiki said:

Latin American heritage doesn’t necessarily mean they’re PoC. There’s PLENTTTTYYYYYYY of whiteness in Latin culture, I mean they got colonized just like every one else. Latino just means you come from Latin America, it doesn’t detonate skin color or genes, lol. 

So the only poc are of African heritage? No, I don't think so. Poc include Asians and latinx  nationalities. 

When I think of white I think of Europeans/Caucasians. 

Remember that 99% of today's American population is all immigrants.

 

Off topic but, I'm lucky that my mother's side includes native American blood. But I would like to use that 23 and me type thing and see exactly where my ancestory comes from. I do know that I've been told that part of our ancestory is royalty from Lithuania/Norway?? (I can't remember where specifically tho or if it was either of those two or if I was lied to by my older siblings dead1 )

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26 minutes ago, Chris Morlock said:

So the only poc are of African heritage? No, I don't think so. Poc include Asians and latinx  nationalities. 

When I think of white I think of Europeans/Caucasians. 

Remember that 99% of today's American population is all immigrants.

 

Off topic but, I'm lucky that my mother's side includes native American blood. But I would like to use that 23 and me type thing and see exactly where my ancestory comes from. I do know that I've been told that part of our ancestory is royalty from Lithuania/Norway?? (I can't remember where specifically tho or if it was either of those two or if I was lied to by my older siblings dead1 )

PoC - people of color 

 

Hence why the term afrolatino exists

Latino/hispanic detonates region which can correlate with skin color but not necessarily hence why we have the afrolatino term 

 

My skin is darker than other latinos growing up and I used to get called a “dirty bitch” by kids with fairer skin. Colorism plays a part in this

 

edit; context matters so PoC obviously means something different whether you’re in America or Europe. Ie asians obv have fair skin but because they’re not native to US they’re considered a “person of color” due to xenophobia 

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On 6/13/2020 at 10:02 AM, Madonna said:

This is something I've noticed while living in Orlando, FL for a year.
Is this a common thing? What is the reason? I'm trying to understand where this lack of support or racist attitude may come from. Someone help, please?

omg this is so long but here we goum3

 

I've been living in Orlando since 2005.demi1 I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and my family is all shades of skin color, so it never really phased me that people based on skin color.

ironically I got my ancestry.com DNA test a few days ago and I scored 32% Spain, 14% Portuguese, 13% Indigenous PuertoRican, 9% Nigerian, and the rest some form of European and African cry9

Its superrrr rare but its unfortunate that there are racist puertoricans. This is a strong word but the people you talk about are Hispanic c**ns ew2

Orlando has always been mostly white and 1/3rd black town with minuscule numbers of hispanics moving here and other races having not much hold demographically. It wasn't until ~2009 that an explosion of people came to move over here. In 2011 we had a huge wave of Brazilians visiting and buying houses here and a year later a small British wave came. The rest of the 2010s saw an increase of hispanics (especially puertoricans) and other minorities such as middle eastern.  Im very surprised that the city quickly embraced this switch of a white sleepy big-town to a huge multi-cultural city that also has an open gay community [I mean what tourists destination is going to deny $$$ from any of these groups lmao]. brit16

 

In the case of racist hispanics, I think that exists everywhere, im sure many of them who moved here we are already that way in their home countries. I know how in Mexico, most of the people in the cities are whiter while the ones out in the country are the brown/indigenous ones, so that type of separation is already there. also American media plays a big part. My [black] boyfriend's dad has a Kenyan girlfriend and she said that she was scared of African Americans when she moved here for college due to the media showing them do nothing but be violent. it took her time living here to realize that was all bull****. So if she, an African, had this though process, imagine all of the Latinos/Hispanics that go through the same media brainwashing brit3

Also I have this thought that may Hispanics, specifically Cubans and Venezuelans have a trauma of anything related to "socialism and communism", lol3and since republicans are great at playing with that trauma and also being very big on mixing politics and religion, which many hispanics are, they will do anything to appeal and feel accepted to the white American man. To keep digging deeper, there is this stereotype of the "lazy black welfare queen" and how democrats are the ones holding them back into being self sustainable.... so hispanics "see black ppl on welfare" while they have to work hard to settle and their skewed opinion on African Americans  is set for life

 

On 6/13/2020 at 1:41 PM, Villanelle said:

Something that does wind me up though is Latinos using the N word... Is this allowed? Because it makes me cringe

technically no and some African Americans are barring hispanics from doing so, but at the same time its hard bc a lot of hispanics grew up around/next to black culture, or more specifically the gang banging culture.

but we both know that many of them  do not believe in these social warrior issues such as "hispanics cant say n**a anymore cz racism"

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