The Importance Of Holding Latinos Accountable For Their Racism

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Amara La Negra unwittingly turned into the mainstream media’s face and voice for Afro-Latino identity last month, after VH1′s “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” aired a confrontation between the singer and Puerto Rican music producer Young Hollywood.

The producer had told the 27-year-old singer she should change her Afro and be “a little bit more Beyoncé, a little less Macy Gray,” prompting Amara to defend her identity and appearance. The heated exchange ultimately sparked a conversation about colorism and racism within the Latino community.
The singer, born Dana Danelys de los Santos, told HuffPost on Wednesday she feels it’s “super important” to hold Latinos accountable for racism and colorism. 

“I think it’s unfortunate that there’s so many talented Afro-Latinos all around the world but we’re not given the same opportunities based off the way that we look,” Amara told HuffPost following a live interview at the Build Studio, which is owned by Oath, HuffPost’s parent company. “It’s not that we’re not talented. It’s not that we’re not educated. They just don’t consider that we [have] what they consider to [be] the Latino look.”
The Miami-born Dominican singer said she feels the need to educate people about colorism in Latin America, but she also understands not everyone is open to learning. 
“A lot of people will never understand because they will never be looked [at] with the eyes that we’re looked [at],” she said. “There’s always this look of ‘Ugh, la negra’ (the black woman) or ‘don’t get married to a black man, don’t get married to a black woman, you have to better the race.’ I just think it’s not fair because what’s wrong with me? What makes me so ugly? Why don’t they see me [as] beautiful? What is wrong about my personality or my looks or my features that causes that problem?”
During her Build conversation with Yahoo’s Brittany Jones-Cooper, the singer also called out Spanish-language telenovelas for rarely casting Afro-Latinos outside of slavery-related storylines or the recent Celia Cruz series. Amara said she won’t feel like things have changed until there’s more representation of Afro-Latinos across all media.

“I know that I’m only one person but one person can make a difference,” she told HuffPost. “I’m working towards breaking that barrier and changing that ― not just for myself but for the upcoming generation that still doesn’t feel that [things are] possible for them.”

It’s not that we’re not talented. It’s not that we’re not educated. They just don’t consider that we [have] what they consider to [be] the Latino look.”
Amara, who began her career as a child on Univision’s weekend variety show “Sábado Gigante,” broke into the Latin music industry with singles like “Ayy” and “Sé que soy.” The singer now hopes to crossover into the English market, with some help from VH1′s hip-hop reality series.

Last month, the artist signed a multimillion dollar and multialbum record deal with Fast Life Entertainment Worldwide and BMG. Amara also signed to global entertainment and literary agent United Talent Agency on Wednesday, according to Billboard.
Many have compared Amara’s break-out stardom to the rise of another “Love & Hip Hop” alum: rapper Cardi B. But Amara doesn’t quite see the similarities.
“I’m not a hip-hop artist at all,” she told HuffPost. “Don’t get it twisted now though. I can do a little hip-hop, I can do a little trap or whatever, but I’m more of an urban pop [artist].”
Amara said her upcoming single “Insecure” also falls into the urban pop category though she’s ultimately open to tackling different genres. She also teased possible future collaborations with Sean Paul, Pitbull, Jason Derulo and Becky G.

Aside from her music, Amara also plans to launch a doll line that comes with different body shapes, different skin color and different hair textures. She hopes it will make young girls feel represented. 

“It has always been a dream of mine to at some point in my career have dolls that girls can buy and play with and feel like ‘Oh my god, she’s like me,’” she said. “I have a lot on my plate [right now] but it’s definitely one of my goals.”
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So, she's talented, beautiful AND intelligent.  

Truth is though, that it is Black people that have to stop trying to sholve "colorism" down other Black people's throats.  

I know that while so-called 'colorism' was started by ignorant racist White people, it has been Black people that have been the ones to embrace and accommodate it to the point of detriment to their own race.  

The first thing Black people have to do is ADMIT that many of us are suffering from enslavement induced psychological damage that produced a Stockholm Syndrome that has lingered in many of our psychi because it has been continuously, consciously and deliberately passed down from generation to generation by Black people themselves. 

It is far more damaging to our entire race that there are still too many Black people themselves that actually perpetrate and continuously try to force such racist/racial ignorance, and self-hatred, on Black people, on their own race, than all the discrimination of non-Black racists on the planet.  

Some women have the hair of dogs, some women have the hair of sheep and poodles, some women have wavy, heavy hair that's absolutely beautiful. Read this:  If ever chemotherapy comes your way, it'll make no damn difference what color you are or what your hair texture. You'll end up bald as the actress that shaves her head in the Panther movie and you'll be lucky if you can obtain one inch of growth and not long after, you'll be deader than a door nail. Enough of this racism shit. No one's any better than anyone else. 3 people died in a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon this morning. They weren't expecting that!!

Our time's numbered on this planet. Fuck the haters; take the breaths allowed to you, kiss the loves of your life and thank God you lived to see another day.

Watch yourselves so you don't get as ugly as Donald Trump and his so-called administration. That's what HATRED does!!!!!!

  I agree with both of yall.  Colorism used to be called "color stroke." I guess when the academics got to it, they wanted it to sound better.  But it is still a very dangerous phenomena in our culture til this day.  But folks don't talk about it but you can see it in their behavior.  And in the 90s black gang rappers showed in their we can see it and STILL won't say a word.  But we must.  Otherwise that self-hate will continue to spread it venom to each generation that follows.  Black folks are like "pups" in that you never knew what your kids are gonna look like.  Both parents can be very dark and give birth to a light skin child.  So we really need to talk about this and let young black folks EVERYONE black is the SAME no matter the shade.  It's the only way we can go back really looking each other like we did back in the day.  But!

i'm going to confess. I saw four black women on my TV that scared the shit out of me. One was in some democratic shit, the camera honed on that sucker and I said JESUS CHRIST!! That broad was ugly. Looked like she might have a camel toe in her penis. One has a nostril dangling from each ear. I have their names beside me somewhere, but I'll spare them.

Whites don't put their Gravel Gurty's and B.O. Plenty's on TV. They polish those bastards up in orange makeup and white circles on their eyes make them some kind of color no one's ever seen in life and make them look as nice as they possibly can on TV. Have them all dressed up in suits and ties; 6 hairs all combed to perfection on their tops of their heads like Gowdy and make one think they're the best looking suckers ever. We KNOW that's a lie, big time!!!!!

They go to the ZOO for our folks. One broad was not only ugly as sin, but she was nodding off like she was on LSD. I haven't seen her since. Yesterday they put some mother on from some damn school, she couldn't enunciate and scared the shit out of you too at the same damn time. Her lips took up my entire screen.

I must admit they do put some beautiful black folks in commercials; babies and men and women too. Congratulations to the Whities that do that. it's much appreciated by me.

Gotta go to Dialysis now at 5:55 a.m. Will watch Punch-em Out Porter and Orange Square Head on CNN for the next 3 hours while my blood circulates through this machine. Talk to ya later!!


Young white dude slaughtered 17 klds up in a school and that wiped Orange Square Head and Punch-em Out off the news for a couple days.

White folks, maybe you should put your damn guns up and eat the slaughtered cows and pigs, all bloodied to your liking and stop killing folks.

This 19 year old is really no different than 18 and 19 year old folks you send into the military to slaughter kids in other parts of the world. You give medals for that.

You're really nothing but a bunch of killers and haters and always have been. Your entire race needs to sign up in mental institutions. All of you are beyond CRAZY!!!!!

When are you going back to the Caucasus Mountains?? How about leaving in an hour!! Take Orange Square Head with you and all the rest of the Demonic Lucifers with security clearances and without.

Try not to punch any one's lights out, don't grab anyone by the pussy and stay away from all your Porn Stars. Stay away from all SHIT HOLES of every kind/everywhere.

You people surpass BEASTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  But America still aren't listenin.  They are screaming for help and yet the govt ignores them until somethin like this happens.  They say this is the 18th school shooting this year.  And who are the ones doing it?  It ain't black kids that's for sure.  America has a problem delivering its promise.  And that's to teach REAL history.  As long as they continue with this fake alma mater about how this country derived?  There are gonna be more white students shooting in schools, police killing more black folks...cuz America is living a LIE.  Now we have proof-the President of the United States.  He is the true example of the real American.  And yet this boy who did this?  Was a Trump supporter.  A member of white supremacist.  And posted what he was capable of doing on social media AND the FBI knew about him and did nothing.  Cuz why?  The color of his white skin.  If he was black?  Would be UNDER the jail right now.  So.  This is the nation we live in.  And there will be more to come.  Cuz they are currently targeting mental illness and not gun control.  Cuz why?  Guns bring in 50 billion dollars a year in revenue.  And that's called?  Money power.  And money is more powerful than people it seem.  Let's see what Trump will do.  This is gon be interestin.    Very.  But!

Everything is energy and energy travels and manifests, so all the violence and murder and evil you see that is only getting worse by the day, is a direct result of the energy being put out there from the top down.

When you really look at the true reality, what we are witnessing right here in America is but a microcosm of what America is doing througout the world [and really has always did, since its inception].

As long as evil, narcissistic, racist, misogynists have power and continue to be given power in this country, their negative, vile energy is going to continue to permeate the entire climate, saturating and devouring any semblence of human descency, compassion and justice.  

It's really just the nature of having a Male-Chauvinist Murder-Cult in charge, (and in charge of the world at large).



White people have been bat shit crazy ever since they entered these shores and before, wherever the fuck they originated. They came here slaughtering and raping the Natives, they enslaved our ancestors and raped, murdered, hanged, committed every atrocity known to man and animal on our black behinds. They slaughter people all over the damn world; can't stand anyone and get upset when folks can't stand them.

The entire earth needs a complete Caucasian Vacation, non-stop for 50,000 years.

The Dogs' Cousins NEED TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  I agree sista Sunnubian.  And they are scared shitless and is why they allow Trump to be a loose cannon.  Karma is catching up with them and most conquerors who continue this evil regime.  Yes America was always the bully in the world and did some fock up shyte to people  as why the veil is coming off.  But the difference in America and other global villains..... is the people.  The diverse, the most intelligent, the most innovative and the most worldly other country  reflect the people from all over the earth than America.  That;s why America is the most powerful.  And the world is seeing the people come forward and fight against what has been fighting humanity all along: the male monsters of the planet i.e. the betta males.  Their historic diseases can no longer kill, their slave chains can no longer hold,  their brainwashing can no longer influence.  The  gig is up and again?  That's why they are scared. 

Look at Russia, North Korea, The Middle East....all controlled by "monster" men.  Time is up!  And they know it.  And one more the thing before I go.  And white women know time is up too.  For too long they gave these men their power (sex slavery were in place way before domestic/labor slavery) until they encountered the power of the black woman[from slavery to freedom].  White women observed the abuse black women silence.  But no more!  Black women in many ways triumphed and are on the move.  White women see they can do that too and now know they cannot do it alone.  They are beginning to understand that the patriarchal regime traditionally pegged the "sex" slave against the "domestic" slave to keep them divided and at each other's throat.  But again.  No more.  So....quite frankly I would be scared shytless  too cuz every one has a mother and even the sacredness of that was raped by monster ooooh ooooh they gon get it.  Watch!  But! 

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