Whenever I have heard racist people complain about their “jobs” being “stolen”, whether online or in person, it’s usually referring to Mexicans or Latinxs they think are Mexican because they’re stupid and think every Latinx from Central or South America is Mexican.
Anti Latinx racism is fucking strong worldwide and I want to say “white people” in that above paragraph BUT sadly it refers to anyone that isn’t Latinx.. non Latinx POC I’m looking right at you, too. You are NOT exempt from that bullshit. You’re not. I hear you saying “build the wall”- sometimes more than fucking white people 👀 You’re just as gross as a Nazi or Klan member so while you’re punching them, you can punch your own damn face as well you nasty hypocrites. In the US, Latinxs are treated like trash.
A lot of Mexican people think they are white. Back a couple months ago I was dating this Mexican guy. I was right next to him and his other Mexican friend. The other Mexican friend and EX boyfriend where talking, when he (the friend) suddenly said “I’m glad I’m not black.” And my Ex went “Me too.” Make a long story short, I broke up with him publicly and he got laughed at. That was wrong, but I don’t feel bad at all about it. And I have two Latina friends who I have recently found out THEY HAVE BLACK DADS. I’ve known them for years(they are not sisters) but I have recently found out that they have black dads. Both of their dads ran out on their Mexican moms, so they consider themselves to be Mexican more than anything black. Here’s the kicker- I have the same complexion as them, and many people think I am half black and half Mexican. They see me as black. The only difference between all us is the different hair types. I’ve come to notice through all of these Mexican people- is that a lot of them consider themselves to be white when they look fully Mexican or black. They thrive off thinking they are white. Then when a Mexican gets killed- (The ex boyfriend said this to me) “Why isn’t there a black lives matter for Mexican people?!” And I simply said, “Maybe because you think you’re white.” His face. Priceless.