brody romero is south asian latinx
hey guys, i’ve seen people calling our newest red ranger hispanic or latino but i wanted to clarify!
peter confirmed that will shewfelt is desi here, specifically indian, and from his family’s facebooks, they seem to come from guyana, a caribbean country.
south asian = desi (this spans the indian subcontinent; i would use ‘south asian’ if you’re not part of the community)
latinx = from latin america (this does not include guyana, so while brody may be latinx, as implied by his surname, william shewfelt is not)
hispanic = from a spanish-speaking country or a spanish-speaking person in the usa (will is the latter; neither india nor guyana are spanish-speaking countries, though)
please note that latinx isn’t a race, it’s an ethnicity. his race is south asian, his ethnicity/nationality are indian and american.
this also makes him our first south asian ranger in the show! (naomi scott is technically the first south asian cast as a power ranger, but she’s in the movie.) which is pretty cool and should be celebrated!