hispanic ethnicity


Ok so I know I’m really really behind on this … but better late than never i suppose. 

I was tagged by @mifty-sempai, @next-door-writer, and @imboredsueme
Rules: Answer the questions and tag twenty of your followers you would like to get to know better!

Name: Adelaide
Nickname(s): Addie
Zodiac sign: Pisces 
Height: 5′8
Age: 18
Orientation: straight
Ethnicity: white/hispanic
Favorite fruit: strawberries
Favorite season: winter
Favorite book series: maybe Harry Potter or Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon Series
Favorite flower: honestly I’ve never been asked this question and I don’t know a lot of flowers so I’m going to say maybe Roses, Lilies, or Tulips
Favorite scent: rain
Coffee, tea, or cocoa: tea
Cat or dog person: cat
Average hours of sleep: 8-10
Favorite fictional characters: Sherlock, Mycroft, Moriarty, Lestrade, anyone Colin Firth plays lol, the Winchesters, the phantom of the opera, peter pan, basically everyone in the marvel universe, Mr. Darcy
Dream trip: London
Blog(s) created: side sherlock rp blog I’ve kind of abandoned @contactsherlockholmes and then my international online book club @betterreadthandeadbookclub
Number of followers: 1,136

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NAME:  laura
SIGN:  libra
HEIGHT:  5′7
NATIONALITY:  american &   ethnicity is hispanic.
ORIENTATION:  have you seen angelina jolie ? and have you admired henry cavill’s jawline
FAVOURITE  SCENT:  cinnamon,  vanilla scented candles,  and the perfume my mom’s been using her entire life because i just associate it with her now
FAVOURITE  BOOK:  ulysses by james joyce  &  jane eyre by charlotte brontë
FAVOURITE  ANIMAL:  polar bears
DREAM  TRIP:   australia
BLOG  CREATED:  fuck i don’t remember the month. between last december & january maybe ?

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?

“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.

Some asshole (lotor probably): “You’re beautiful <3. what are you mixed with?”

Lance: “10 percent luck, 20 percent skill, 15 percent concentrated power of will, 5 percent pleasure, 50 percent pain
And a 100 percent reason to remember the name”

(Real talk to why do people assume you gotta be mixed if you’re cute.)

Ethnic Family Gothic
  • Your mom calls you to take the chicken out of the freezer. You take it out. Hours later, the chicken is still frozen. Your mom calls you to take the chicken out.
  • The plastic bag full of bags never seems to get any smaller, no matter how many times someone uses a plastic bag. You stop putting plastic bags in to see if they’ll use them up. It stays full.
  • Your mom tells you she’ll give you something to cry about. You can’t cry, no matter how much to try.
  • The sink is full of dishes. You wash them all. Your mother gets home and the sink is full of dishes.
  • You’re hungry. You look in the fridge. There are hundreds of labeled plastic bins. You open one, but what’s inside isn’t what is labeled. You open another, and again it’s wrong. You open all of them. They’ll all wrong.
  • One day, you start pulling plastic bags out of the plastic bag, to see how many there are. You keep pulling and pulling, but it never seems to end. The bag stays full. Your mom walks in and finds you surrounded by plastic bags. She asks where the chicken is.
  • You go to a family party. There are thousands of people there. Everyone is your cousin. You don’t know anyone. You recognize them all.  
  • You go with your parents to the grocery store. Every person you see is someone your mother knows. She talks to all of them. They talk for minutes. They talk for hours. They talk for years. They talk Forever.
  • You get sick. You ask your mom for medicine. She hands you a bottle. It’s full of VapoRub. Every medicine is VapoRub.
  • The Royal Dansk cookie bin appears in your kitchen. You don’t open it. You know it’s full of sewing supplies. 
  • You’re hungry again. You ask your mom for McDonalds. She tells you there is food at home. You get home, but all the containers are empty.
  • You open the oven to bake the chicken. It’s full of pans. You try to take them out, but they are scalding. The oven was off. The chicken is still frozen.
  • You go to your friend’s house. They have a Royal Dansk cookie container. They open it and take out a cookie. You open it. It’s full of sewing supplies. 
  • It’s the family party again. Everyone is asking you where your significant other is. They’re right there, you say. No one sees them. They keep asking. You thought you were married. Where are they?

golgibodi  asked:

Do me a big fav and tell ur bf that Cubans are white and that Hispanic is an ethnicity not a race so he can be a white Cuban

From Roman:

Fuck you.

Yes there are white Cubans, cubans as a general population are mostly afro-Latino mixed or indigenous, I’m the latter. Also mixed with black and Asian, but only very little.

That being said, I don’t give a fuck what your xenophobic ass thinks indigenous Latinos SHOULD look like. You’re an ignorant asshole who is trying to make some social justice argument about race while erasing indigenous and immigrant identity and experiences, which is fucking hilarious because you seem to think you’ve got the moral high ground or some shit

Furthermore, don’t message my boyfriend again, don’t message me. You literally are trash and insufferable idiots like you are the reason why people have such a hard time with social justice because even though I’ve been involved in social justice since I was 18, I’m considered anti-black and racist by you due to a disagreement over a fucking movie casting. Literally shit as mundane as who plays a role in a movie is enough for you to not only label me problematic but come at me like I’m fucking David Duke. I’m going to keep living my life, keep fighting for what I think is right, and keep advocating for things like BLM and other social issues that I think are worthwhile and important, as I’ve been doing. That doesn’t mean though that I don’t get to voice my thoughts, concerns, and disagreements when I feel social justice unintentionally, or intentionally, harms other marginalized people in the pursuit of a narrow goal.

Finally, you don’t know me, you don’t know about my culture, and you don’t know what it’s like growing up as a first-generation american and the child of refugees. Nothing about my ethnicity or experiences define me or my family as “white.” We have never lived the assimilated white experience, we do not pass as white, and we do not identify as white. Just because you’re ignorant to non-American experiences doesn’t mean you get to comment on them like you’re some sort of authority on the subject. You as a stupid ass american don’t get to define for me what my ethnicity is or what it means to be Cuban.

Fuck you, fuck you so fucking much you ignorant hateful sack of shit.

Tagged by @ask-student-joonie @ask-witch-jiminie


Name: Katherine
Nicknames: Kat, Kitkat, Kathy, Avokatdo 
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Height: 5′6
Ethnicity: Hispanic
Orientation: Pansexual
Favorite fruits: Bananas, Plums, Grapefruits
Favorite season: Winter
Favorite books: The secret history By: Donna Tartt (I would like to thank my ex for introducing me to the book) and In cold blood By: Truman Capote
Favorite flowers: Sunflowers
Favorite animals: Cats!
Favorite beverage: Iced Americano
Favorite scent: Apple cinnamon 
Favorite fictional characters: Tsukimi from Princess Jellyfish  
Number of blankets i sleep with: 1 or none
Hours of sleep: 3-4 hours (I dont get enough sleep)
Dream trip: Korea, France, Mexico etc.
Blog created: August of 2016
Number of followers: 6,685 followers! (thank you guys by the way!!)

BTS Would You Rather:
- build a snowman with v OR have a snowball fight with j-hope
- get coffee with suga OR get ice cream with suga                                              -go to the cinema with jimin OR the amusement park with Jungkook

- do a dance cover with j-hope OR sing a duet with jin
- kiss rap monster OR cuddle suga
- babysit with jimin OR dogsit with v
- meet j-hope’s family OR have v meet your family
- film a commercial with j-hope OR film a sketch with v
- hug jimin OR hold hands with jungkook
- go to paris with jin OR to london with suga
- film a drama with jin OR do a photo shoot with rap monster
- attend an award show with rap monster OR wear couple t-shirts at the airport with jungkook
- spend a lazy day with suga OR explore a city with j-hope

- fall asleep next to jimin OR wake up next to jungkook

- have a fun picnic with j-hope OR a fancy date with jin
- have jungkook serenade you OR have v sing you to sleep
- have a dance party with j-hope OR sing karaoke with suga
- go camping with jimin and v OR go to the beach with rap monster and suga
- have a sleepover with the hyung line OR a birthday party with the maknae line
- celebrate halloween with jungkook, suga, v and j-hope OR christmas with rap monster, jimin and jin

After discovering all the available books at the Center for Mexican American Studies on Chicana feminism, I no longer feel alone. For so long I have struggled to understand and relate to with my own experience as a Hispanic woman in higher education. From a low-level income immigrant family to struggling to understand the cultural differences of my American peers, I feel do not easily blend into the lifestyle of the college student. After becoming heavily distracted with the available books at the CMAS library- my political, social, multicultural and all sorts of views have changed. I’ve read on other ethnic woman’s struggle in pursuing a higher education and how they’ve struggled but succeeded. They are inspiring and I look up to them.

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Name: Becky

Nickname: Von Cena or just Von

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Height: 5'4

Orientation: Pan

Ethnicity: Hispanic

Favorite Fruit: Bananas

Favorite Season: Spring

Favorite Book Series: Ain’t got one

Favorite Flower: Tulips

Favorite Scent: Apple Cinnamon

Favorite Color: Pink

Coffee, Tea, or Cocoa: Bitch, chocolate milk

Average Hours of Sleep: Depends on how late I go to bed

Cat or Dog: Dogs

Favorite Fictional Character: Kaito (Vocaloid)

Number Of Blankets You Sleep With: 1

Dream Trip: Tokyo, Japan

Blog Created: 2015

Number Of Followers: 3,051

I tag: Nobody

  • Person: so what's your ethnicity?
  • Me: I'm Hispanic
  • Person: oh okay so you're from Mexico.
  • Me: no actually, my mother was from the Dominican Republic.
  • Person: oh, so like the same thing.
  • Me: no it's really not..
  • Person: *interrupting* so are you like really good at making tacos?
  • Me: ...
Being a Mixed Race Girl: The Unique Identity Crisis

In a world where appearances are everything, it can be hard to fit in when your identity can’t be pinpointed by the way you look. I giggle to myself every time I have to check one of those race boxes for test or something. Usually I check 3: African American, Hispanic and Native American (sometimes white…I do have a splash of Irish in me).

In high school and college I was forced to choose only one. I thought it was peculiar how eager the government was to pigeon-hole me and my culture into one description, a description related to my color. I choose to be “Hispanic” on paper for 8 years, not because I related more to that side of me, but, admittedly, because Hispanics are generally offered more scholarship sand financial because a language barrier is assumed. Apparently, the preconception is that I grew up speaking Spanish and so for me know English is a grand accomplishment. Yes, I grew up speaking Spanish as a secondary language, but my home was primarily English speaking.

I remember receiving 2 scholarships in high school for my PSAT scores: one for just doing well on the thing and one for doing well and being Hispanic. My counselor called me in and told me I could also get an award for doing well and being African American. Believe it or not, to qualify for this one, I had to prove that I was actually black, since I was in the system as only “Hispanic” and my light skin color backed that up. To do this, I had to fax in a photocopy of my dad’s driver’s license so they could see that yes, as far as skin color goes, my dad is as black as one can get.

I realized the conundrum of being mixed race pretty young. I remember as a young child noticing that my dad was waaaaaaaaaaay darker than me, Alex and my mom. But, I never thought anything of it…until other kids pointed it out. Everyone on my private tennis team, who all had the luxury of being unmistakably Indian, claimed that I couldn’t possibly be my dad’s kid, that I was definitely adopted. I remember coming home from practice dejected and asking my mom if she and Dad weren’t really my parents. It was then that she explained to me how genes work and that I get half my characteristics from her and the other half from Dad. One of the things I got from her was my skin color and hair. Then, she showed a picture of me and Alex and Dad together and pointed out that I had my dad’s smile and a bit of his nose. Feeling relieved, I went back to tennis practice to confidently report that I was indeed my father’s daughter.

The pressure to choose one race or the other is ever present for mixed girls, especially when you have traits that don’t stereo typically belong with  a certain race. I play basketball but I sound like a white girl and I also speak Spanish and dance salsa. I can belt out R&B AND the entire soundtrack to Wicked. And OMG do you know what it’s like to be the one politically conservative one at your high school table of black friends? “DISGRACE TO YOUR RACE!” Why can’t I just do what I want to do and think how I want to think because I want to?! Sometimes, I wish I looked more like one or the other so I could stop having to choose.

But I don’t have to choose! Being mixed race is awesome. It’s unique! I get to experience several different cultures and make them all my own. I get to enjoy the puzzled stares as people try to figure out “what I am.” I can only imagine how much worse it’ll be for our half-Filipino, half-……well, me…children when people try to figure them out. Either way, I don’t have to choose a stereotypical way to live or act. I can just be…me, and so should everyone else, regardless of their color or how others think they should fit in. Fit in by living how you want to live. Eventually, you will be surrounded by people who accept you for you. 

anonymous asked:

Hope u don’t mind but u seem super nice AND you're America, I have a feeling I can ask you this. There’s something I don’t understand. Sometimes I hear people say Barisi are an interracial ship. Of course Barba’s ethnicity is Hispanic/Latino. But. His *race* is white, right? Can u explain, please? Thanks - Confused Non-American (PS: Of course he might be black/white mixed, Cuba's always been a kind of a melting pot. In that case it probably would make sense to call Barisi interracial? Idk.)

First, I’d like to thank you for thinking so highly of me that you’d think to come to me with such a thoughtful* question as this. And yes, I hear and think that Barisi is an interracial relationship, but at first I wasn’t sure I could explain it without missing some details due to the fact that I am not Latina myself. So I brought the question to my roommate, who is herself a fair-skinned Latina, and she had the perfect response. (she never fails to bring clarity to things like this for me??? bless her honestly) 

It has to do with the fact that Latinx people are (regardless of the color of their skin and at least in the United States), sociologically considered a marginalized minority/identity or person of color, as my roommate says:

“…Latinos are people of color. The Latino community (including, Central/South America and the Caribbean) is super duper diverse in color so we have every skin spectrum imaginable. However, Latinos are considered people of color and the term people of color refers their status as a minority. Fair-skinned Latinos like myself and my family are people of color. Period. Sometimes Latinos identify as white but that’s because of something else all together (i.e. census b.s., society, survival tactic, etc). Raul Esparza is a man of color. He is the son of Cuban immigrants. He is Latino. So it would be considered an interracial ship.” 

I feel it’s also important to point out that, despite the appearance of their light-skin, Latinxs with light-skin do not benefit from white privilege, which adds to the reasons why Latinx people will never be “white”….

Race is a pretty murky concept, given that it’s (messily) socially constructed and mainly conjured up by Americans. A youtuber named Kat Blaque explains race pretty well in this video (x). (Just as a precaution, “white history month” was used as a satirical device within the video series that included this one). 

I really hope this clears things up for you, and thank you for asking! If I’m remembering correctly, Raúl gives a really good response to this issue as well, as he was often casted into white roles. (If anyone knows where this interview is, would you mind linking it?)