I want to bring up a topic that I feel isn't spoken about to often publicly.
How do YOU feel about MIXED Hispanics/Latinos?
I'm Puerto Rican, Dominican, Irish and Scottish. MY DH is Cuban.
It seems like being mixed, I'm not welcomed into either community. My Hispanic friends and even family members consider me white and refer to me as "Gringa" or "blancita." My white family barely speaks to me "the puerto rican one..."
When my MIL met me..She freaked that 1st of I was NOT cuban and the fact I had dominican blood enraged her. Then when she heard I had white too, forget it.
I noticed this with ALOT if not MOST older generation [born 1960 and back.] hispanic women mainly. So judgemental that a Hispanic "had children with a gringa?!"
Why is there so much tension in the Hispanic community. Puerto ricans shit on me for being Dominican, Dominicans shit on me for being Bori, then they both crack that I'm irish and Scottish?
Then my kids get disrespected because they're my mixed PLUS CUBAN, what is the big deal can someone enlighten me on this "taboo" topic because quite frankly, IT HURTS and I grew up with identity issues due to narrow minded people, and still have identity issues, it's not right.
I live in the USA, the meltingpot...so why should mixed latino/a's be shunned for being blended
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 1:16 PM on Feb. 5, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 2:23 PM on Feb. 5, 2013
Answer by Sebbiemama at 2:48 PM on Feb. 5, 2013
Answer by booklover545 at 9:29 PM on Feb. 5, 2013