spanishcolonization

WHY BEING CALLED 'HISPANIC' PISSES ME OFF

Before 1517, when F. Hernandez de Cordoba arrived in Yucatán, Mexico was just Indigenous culture, Indigenousness was not allowed by the Spanish colonizers. We were exploited, raped, killed, sold, enslaved, our riches and valuables were stolen and sold and we were washed into their culture. Our history, culture and identities were erased and rewritten and then people dare to refer to us as ‘Hispanic.’

I WILL NOT identify with my colonizers.