We @3rdworldfamous are never afraid to shy away from the hard or uncomfortable topics, race and ethnicity are definitely those. In a world where so called fake news and alternative facts are part of everyday language we think it’s important to bring certain things to light.
This video depicts @iamcardib @estelitaquintero and @cynsantana women who are public figures, Latina and black! They hail from #DominicanRepublic, #Panama and #DominicanRepublic and #ElSalvador respectively. I personally have never heard these women deny their blackness yet I have seen so much commentary about their race, ethnicity and nationality. Just to state it, one can be Latina/o and black at the same time! As the first refers to language only(I.e Spanish or Portuguese) and the latter to race. Ethnicity usually refers to a specific tribe within a race. Nationality only speaks to the country you’re native of or identify with.
There is a misconception worldwide that there is only one way to look black. This is ignorant because the continent of #Africa has 54 countries with thousands of #tribes. There is much variety within our blackness, Nigerians don’t resemble Ethiopians, do they? Yet we don’t question their blackness.
We saw great discussion about the race/nationality of @amaralanegraaln which was odd to us because even if you didn’t understand the term #afrolatina you can clearly look at her and know that she is a black woman, but we digress.
We only used the aforementioned women as they have public platforms hence making the conversation easier to follow.
Our recommendation: watch the documentary #Hiddencolors by @tariqelite as it delves into the blackness of the globe that is often denied. PEACE ✌️✌🏻✌🏽✌🏾✌🏿 #representyourworld #3rdworldfamous #sewnwithrootsnkulcha