#BlackOut inspired #Mirame
While #BlackOut is more about fighting the white standard of beauty, and acceptance and celebration in unity, #mirame is shining a light on all the fighting between ourselves, and accepting ourselves for our history, and our diversity.
Still, both of us are fighting for something.
Some Latin Americans are dark.
Some Latin Americans are light.
If your cultural language is derived from Latin, you are Latin.
If you are from, or a descendent of someone from, the Americas, you are American.
Latin American = Latina/Latino = Latinx
Hispanic = of Spanish descent.
Latinx is not always interchangeable with Hispanic.
Some of us have deep resentment towards the invaders of our indigenous ancestors.
Some of us are descendants of the invaders.
Some of us are both.
Some of us are indigenous.
Some of us are oppressed.
Some of us are oppressors!
Some of us are a combination of the three.
Latin Americans are not a race of people.
We are all one race, Homo sapiens.
If you INSIST on dividing us, the human race, there are only 3-4 human races: white/Caucasian, Mongoloid/Asian, Negroid/Black, and Australoid (some consider this race to be a part of the Negroid/Black race).
A Latin American, however, can be of any of these races.
As for the date… That was just bad…
Cinco de Mayo commemorates a battle in the state of Puebla that occurred on May 5th, 1862 between 2,000 Mexicans and 5,000 French soldiers.
Most of Mexico doesn’t celebrate it.
It has become commercialized in the US.
There is a lot of ignorance surrounding this date and celebration, maybe, in that sense, it is a fitting date for this movement.