latinos in america

Just a reminder:

Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote In the Heights to prove that Latinos aren’t knife wielding criminals.

Lin-Manuel Miranda didn’t want to focus on the guy selling drugs on the corner, he wanted to focus on the guy who owns the corner store.

Lin-Manuel Miranda wanted to show Latinos in college.

Lin-Manuel Miranda wanted to show Latinos wishing to change the world.

Lin-Manuel Miranda wanted to show Latino business owners.

Lin-Manuel Miranda wanted to show even though Latino culture is different, we are still legitimate Americans.

Lin-Manuel Miranda set In the Heights happen during July 3rd to July 5th.

Lin-Manuel Miranda shows the barrio celebrating the 4th of July.

Lin-Manuel Miranda also shows the barrio being incredibly prideful of their country of origin.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is saying being proud of one country does not invalidate the love for another.

In the Heights is as much of an American Musical as Hamilton

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Marcha do Empoderamento Crespo (“March of Crespo Empowerment”), in Salvador (Brazil),  March 13th 2016. Photos by Edgar Azevedo (@oedgaraz)

Obs: “crespo” is a word in BR Portuguese for the afro-curly texture.

Coup d'état in Venezuela

This is important and needs to be broadcasted all across the globe. This should be trending. Please reblog.

The Venezuelan Supreme Court actually took over the responsibilities of their Parliament, making it powerless. Maduro, the Venezuelan president, is said to have ‘couped himself’ by the opposition (who were majority in the parliament).

As you may know, the South American nation of Venezuela is going through a horrible economic and social crisis. Necessity products can’t be found there, money is basically useless, public services are shit. The government repressed all forms of protests, even the more peaceful ones. This, using the Supreme Court to dissolve the Parliament, is the final straw.

As a fellow South American (Argentinian), I empathize with their situation deeply, so I’m asking you to share this because the world needs to pay attention. Something needs to be done.

The people need to rise up, and the international community must support them through their transition into democracy. They need medical, financial, and all kinds of aid. Let’s stand by them.

  • Latino is not a race.
  • Mestizo is a race and probably what you meant to say.
  • Latinos are majority mestizos, but not all Latinos are mestizos.
  • In Latin America there is black / chinese / native / white / turkish people… and they’re all latinos.
  • Racism might not be actually the same in LatinAmerica as is in USA, but antiblackness is still prevalent, so is discrimination towards native / Romani / Asian / Jewish people, mestizos and so on.
  • Colorism is real, and white and white-passing people have privilege over dark-skinned people.
  • Xenophobia is real, and it won’t be hard to heard of the discriminations Bolivians face in Argentina, or Peruvians in Chile (these cases also affected be racism).
  • White people have white privilege even in places where they’re a minority.

when are people gonna stop spreading the “hot latina babe” stereotype? it is disgusting and offensive to an entire community. we are not hypersexualised objects. we are people and we deserve respect.  

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We don’t fit in a Census box, we break the mold

“Growing up Latino meant that your parents had an accent and worked three times as hard as everybody else’s parents, and you were supposed to be the great brown hope.” - John Leguizamo

See more stunning photos and GIFS showing the diversity of latinos here.

Básicamente en Marzo 5 del 2015 todos los usuarios de tumblr deberían de usar una T de tumblr, ya sea en una camisa, en un botón, o dibujada en sus manos, brazos, caras o cualquie otro lugar visible, y si ves a alguien usando esa T, vas donde esa persona, le regalas un abrazo enorme, intercambian de URLS y al llegar a casa se siguen en tumblr, así podrás conocer y seguir muchas más personas como tú en tu ciudad o país.

Esto es para todos los usuarios, No importa qué te gusta o que reblogueas, no importa qué idioma hablas, tu edad, tu raza, tu nacionalidad, tu orientación sexual o género, los indie, los de frases, los de fotos, los de porno, los hipsters, los homosexuales, los personales y demás.

Para que este evento se pueda realizar y sea una realidad deberán de rebloguear este post para que todos los usuarios se enteren.  ¡Ya existen más de 170 millones de blogs en tumblr así que es tiempo de conocernos.

Este es un evento que ya fue realizado en marzo 5 del 2014 y fue todo un éxito. Es un día que se realiza especialmente en países de habla inglesa, pero yo sé que los que hablamos español también podemos. Colombianos, Mexicanos, Chilenos, Argentinos, Peruanos, Panameños, Puertoriqueños, Salvadoreños, Uruguyayos, Venezolanos, Ecuatorianos y ¡toda latinoamérica!

History will always repeat itself.

So when this stupid fucking wall is built, I hope after 4 years we all get together on both sides and tear that shit down like they did the one in Berlin and drink cervezas and dance all night atop its ruins.