Friday, March 18, 2011

Why Light Skin Latino?

So why did I decide to call this My life as a light skin Latino?  To be honest, I’m not really sure.  It’s a combination of things.  I think more than anything it’s a way of thumbing my nose at how sensitive Americans are about skin color.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean it’s ok to call Latinos “brownies” or to be throwing the “n” word around like beads on Mardi Gras.  What I mean is that if you truly are NOT racist, if this country is truly over its bigotry, then skin color should be simply that, skin color and not a derogatory term to describe each other.   We Latinos use our color to speak tenderly to each other, like “te quiero mucho mi negra” or “baila morena baila, que tu lo bailas como ninguna.”  

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