“oh but you don’t look latine”
what? i have no idea what you’re talking about. i’m guessing you have a preconceived idea of what a latine should look / sound / do based on the “classic” latines that you see in the media all the time, like:
and they’re great, but there’s also white latines, like:
and don’t forget about the black latines, such as:
and the indigenous latines are also very important:
and there’s also chinese latines, like Harry Shum, Jr. yeah, thay guy from glee and the shadowhunters (the netflix show). i don’t know if he self identifies as latino, but he was born in Costa Rica and lived there for six years, so that makes him latino by definition.
in fact, there’s presence of many asian racial / ethnic groups, but they’re not very common in the media. that’s why i’m not including any pictures. but they’re here and we love them.
and let’s not even talk about the mixing going on with all of the above because this post could go on for years
so bottom line:
- latinoamérica is a big beautiful
melting pot of everything
- latine is not a skin color, it’s an ethnicity
- there’s no such thing as “looking latine”. all latines are different
- and it is possible that not every latine self identifies as poc