hispanic ethnicity

“I don’t care for Elena of Avalor at all, and i’m tired of people telling me I should care for her just because i’m latina/hispanic just like she is. it’s very annoying the idea that you should like the princess of your own ethnicity just cause. i find her boring and obnoxious, and i’m tired of non-latino disney fans rubbing her in my face. while i appreciate the representation aspect i’d rather we get a princess from a film for all ages to enjoy. i’d rather stick with Kuzco or Audrey over her.”


I’m Latino. I’m Hispanic. And they’re different, so I drew a comic to explain.

Terry Blas is a writer/cartoonist and creator of the web series Briar Hollow. He is a member of Portland, Oregon’s Periscope Studio, a powerhouse collective of more than two dozen award-winning creatives. Follow him on Twitter @terryblas and on Tumblr at terryblas.tumblr.com.

I find it funny when people will tell kids of mixed ethnicity’s to choose one ethnicity over the other but will tell bi/pansexual that it’s ok to like both/all genders and there’s no reason to choose. 

How about before you tell that precious mixed baby that they need to choose, instead of celebrating themselves to the fullest, maybe you should a) look at yourself and b) realize that whatever ethnicity a person chooses to be is none of your goddamn business then c) log off and think about your double standards.

Focus on yourself and your culture and sexuality and stop intruding on other people celebrating who they are. Ok?

Neither “Hispanic” nor “Latino” refers to a race, as a person of Latino/Hispanic ethnicity can be of any race. Like non-Latinos, a Latino can be of any race or combination of races: White/Caucasian, Black/African American, Asian, Native American, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander American, or two or more races. While Brazilian Americans are not included with Hispanics and Latinos in the government’s census population reports, any Brazilian American can report as being Hispanic or Latino since Hispanic or Latino origin is, like race, a matter of self-identification.
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Daydreaming about mid-thirties teacher Double D with a bushy yet meticulously well trimmed mustache

I was tagged by: @no-pizza-delivery-service

Name: No body’s business

Nicknames: Just call me Von Cena or Von

Zodiac: Leo

Height: 5′4

Orientation: Pansexual

Ethnicity: Hispanic

Fave Fruit: Bananas, mangoes, and grapes

Fave Season: Spring

Fave Book Series: I don’t read books

Fave Flower: Really love tulips

Fave Scent: Peppermint and Apple Cinnamon

Fave Color: Teal, Mint Green, Pink, Blue, and Purple

Hot Chocolate/Tea/Coffee: Neither, I like plain ol’ milk and chocolate milk

Average Sleep: Like… a lot

Cat or Dog Person: Cats are cute but dogs are fun

Fave Fictional Character: Kaito (Vocaloid)

Number of Blankets You Sleep With: 1

Dream Trip: I just wanna friggin’ go to Six Flags

Blog Created: Nemo’s blog started I think in early February 3 years ago but rebooted in…. June I think.. in 2015?

Number of Followers: 2,793

I tag: @greaserparty (R E V E N G E), @askthe-twistedking, @staticthepegasus, @thebonecollectorpony, @nessie-wolfmod, @ask-elora, and @ask-frizzmane (SQUAAAAD)

toying w the idea this morning of making a magical girl series w three girls who are all different hispanic ethnicities and their magical girl names are niña, chica, and nena bc these are all ways of saying “girl” and when they transform and pose they yell “GIRL, GIRL, GIRL!!” and some spanglish catchphrase after that

i’d love for all the attacks would be in spanglish too hmm ✨✨

((will reblog this when i think of more things haha))

I like it when people use Rick’s Hispanic-ness to add depth to his character and I think it’s cool that some people feel they can relate to him more bc of this but I also think we can’t excuse that for like ~diverse POC representation~ bc I mean he’s literally just a white guy?

Literally the only time he ever addresses it (indirectly ?) is by dressing up as a stereotypical latin@ dude (moustache sumbrero bullet sash thing etc) and he’s otherwise an anomaly in a whitewashed cast…..

Roiland said himself that even though he’s canonatically Hispanic, his ethnicity will literally never play a role of any kind in the show. Tbh I think they just chose a random surname for Rick wo realising ppls reaction

anonymous asked:

If someone is Mexican they are a poc right? Bc I know being Mexican can be the nationality but if your ethnicity is Hispanic and your race is Mexican (even though technically if isn't a race but when people ask my friend what she is she says Mexican)

If you ask me, the answer is yes. Naturally tan/brown is PoC. But to be clear, there is no one definition (that I’m aware of) for what it means to be PoC.

Now, there are lines (however blurred) that exist. For instance, Donald Trump can not trace his family history back thousands of years to Africa and call himself a black man. No.

I would posit, that while there is no one definition of what it means to be PoC, there are markers, or qualifiers that put a person somewhere on the spectrum between not-PoC and PoC. And that makes sense, right? Because PoC is as much a lived experience, as it is an political designation. It’s a lot of things rolled into one.

That being said… 

In the U.S. (I haven’t looked else where), Mexican is not considered to be a race. And this is political. But it’s also informed by anthropological research.

RACE DOES NOT EXIST. I’ll say that again. Race does NOT exist in a measurable or empirical form. It is a completely social and cultural construction. I can’t take you blood and tell you what race you are. No one can. I can trace your genealogy and your family history, but I can’t tell you what race you are.

And that’s because race does not exist in a measurable scientific way. However…

THE EFFECTS OF RACE DO EXIST. They are tangible and real and act on us and others in scientifically measurable ways. 

So, long ago it was decided that an entire continent (South America) as well as the Caribbean should be left of the “What race are you?” options because those areas (which include this thing called Latin America) has been touched by so many different peoples from around that world that it’s essentially a cluster fuck of different races. 

To put it a different way, area of the world is the poster child for why assigning a racial designation to ANYONE is problematic. BUT, it doesn’t negate the fact that not assigning a race to 1/7th of the planet (really more than that because no one lives in Antarctica) is a complete and utter erasure of an entire spectrum of skin colors.

Colonialism likes things to be diametrically opposed. It feeds us this horribly false narrative of history that reduces race to either “black” or “white” — leaving the tan and brown people of the world sitting here twiddling our thumbs like, “well I guess we don’t exist enough to be part of the race debate.”

I wrote this post the other day on how the U.S. Census says anyone ethnically identifying as “hispanic” or “latina” is legally allowed to choose whatever race they want, regardless of the rules applied to other people.

I also found this article the that can be helpful (and funny) at explaining this conundrum of race.

So the takeaway from this long digression is that the dialogue on race in America needs to change to incorporate the people who (as far as the race debate goes) are so marginalized that they don’t even get a seat at the race table. And for that to happen, we need to update our understanding of what race is, how it works, and what—at the end of the day—it means. We need to be upfront about colonialized views of history so that we can stop thinking about things as being diametrically opposed, or as the choice between one or the other, and start seeing things for how they actually exist—on spectrums.

human amethyst listens to mostly rap/reggaeton but one day pearl finds out she secretly loves bachata and is like ‘wow i had no idea you could be so romantic” and actually really wants to dance with her for once

peridot feels left out (and a little jealous of pearl) and goes out of her way to learn basic spanish in order to impress amethyst and even though she speaks it poorly, amethyst finds it to be absolutely adorable

I was tagged by @thoro-n Thanks for the tag mate!

rules: answer the 20 questions and tag 20 amazing followers you would like to get to know better

name: Fig

nickname: Figgs, Figglypuff, Fig Newton, etc.

zodiac sign: Aries

height: 5′1

orientation: Asexual

ethnicity: Hispanic

favorite fruit: A tie between either apples, cherries, or strawberries/raspberries/blueberries.

favorite season: Summer

favorite book: I don’t read a whole lot in the style of a hobby but I do love the classic Lord of the Rings books, or some books I’ve during university such as The Goal and How to Lie with Statistics.

favorite flower: Either the rose or the hibiscus would be my favorite. They are both pretty and just look nice to look at.

favorite scent: Chocolate (and sugar/sweets in general), cinnamon, caramel, lavender/cherry incense, anything being cooked (especially if using a grill for a cookout), or clothes that just finished drying off.

favorite color: Red, blue, black, pink, and purple are some of my favorite colors.

favorite animal: Pandas!

hot chocolate, tea, or coffee: I have never tried coffee and I don’t drink tea as often, but hot chocolate is an absolute favorite drink of mine!

average hours of sleep: Either 1-3, 6-8, or 12+ hours. Varies on a daily basis.

favorite fictional character: I love Captain Falcon, Kirby, Mario, Jigglypuff, Red, Jotaro Kujo, Lucina, Ryu, Shadow, and Shy Guy to name a few that are some of my top favorites.

cat or dog person?: I have always seen myself to be more of a cat person but dogs are cool too.

ideal number of blankets you sleep with?: 2

ideal trip: Going to large fighting game tournaments, conventions, or being able to visit my online friends to hang out (Also the Nintendo theme park once it’s finished being built)!

blog created: October 2013

As for the 20 mates that I’d be tagging they’d be: @l0uisvuittondon @goddess-palutena @bloompalace @definian @videocookies @the-great-uniter @azuresage @ewasow @hbreckel @mystletainn @videogamefangirl-world @radiant-tactician @zero-striker @primeexplorer @zranzax @gallade-x-treme @kyvv @w0ndernaut @sir-huggles-von-deathcuddles @reuniclus @alolan-slowpoke

Of course you don’t have to do so but I’d figured I’d tag if you don’t mind. If I didn’t tag and you want to participate, feel free to do so if you want and consider it as if you were tagged by me.

Tagged by: @corrusgreywolf Thaank yoou~! 
rules: answer 20 questions, then tag 20 followers!

  • name: Lydia
  • nickname: Lyddie
  • sign: Aquarius
  • height: 6.1
  • orientation: Female?
  • ethnicity: Hispanic
  • favorite fruit:  AVOCADO
  • favorite season: Spring and Autumn. Love spring showers and the changing of the leaves! (sweater weather is the best. Not to hot. Not to cold.)
  • favorite book: Tithe series (Holly Black)| Howls Moving castle series
  • favorite flowers: Edelweiss (obv)
  • favorite scent: Vanilla
  • average hours of sleep: 5-6 hours I think..
  • dogs or cats? Both!
  • number of blankets i sleep with: Two blankets. A cool sheet and then a huge comfy quilt. (in case it gets cold)
  • favorite fictional character(s): Sailor Moon. Andriod 18. Tifa Lockhart. (all my game characters, can this count? D: ) Steven from Steven universe. 
  • ideal trip: an all open window car ride to wasaga beach with the babe. Oh and ice cream snacks on the way!
  • when this blog was created: Uh sometime in November 2013. 
  • birthmarks:most noticeable one is on my neck and right above my left boob!
  • number of followers: 1864 followers! (Thanks for following!)
  • something embarrassing: My life choices. Nah I’m kidding! xD I once pooted in public and somebody heard me. omg. I wanted to die. I just ran away (/)-////-(\)

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