this fucking mentality that you can’t be best friends with your significant other, that romance ruins a friendship, that BOTH FRIENDSHIP AND ROMANCE CANNOT OCCUR SIMULTANEOUSLY kills me like
that’s such a horrible, horrible and unhealthy mentality to have
We cannot tell you if your cousin is white or not. PLEASE READ OUR FAQ. we specifically ask you to not ask us identity questions because we don’t know you. We don’t know your lineage. We literally have no idea who you are and have no way of knowing just from a paragraph in an askbox.
Here’s some general stuff that might help:
White Latinxs are Latinxs who come from only or mainly white ancestry. White Latinxs cannot face racism, but they can face xenophobia once people discover that they are from Latin America. Example: Alexis Bledel
White-passing Latinxs are Latinxs who do not come from only/mainly white ancestry, but are perceived to be white because of their physical appearance. White-passing can be conditional. Generally you know you’re white-passing if others treat you like a white person until they discover you are racially not white. White-passing Latinxs can face racism once they are discovered to not be white. Example: Fredi Washington**
Light skinned Latinxs are Latinxs that have light skin tones. Light skinned PoC can simultaneous experience racism and be treated better than dark skinned PoC because of colorism and antiblackness. Being light skinned does not mean being white, and you can be light skinned without being white passing. Example: America Ferrera
All of these come with varying amounts of privilege. A quick Google search on xenophobia, white privilege, white passing privilege, and light skinned privilege can help you out with some of the technicalities. But also remember that the concept of whiteness is not static; someone who I think is white-passing might not be to the generally populace. But all of these groups of Latinxs have privilege (inside and outside the U.S.) over Latinxs and PoC who are visibly nonwhite and dark skinned.
Followers, let me know if I left something out / something could be clarified better
**Fredi Washington is not Latinx! She was an African-American actress who could have passed as white, but was instead very vocal about her Blackness. I chose her as an example because I didn’t want to use a Latinx who I thought might be white passing but was actually just white. And anyway everyone should be aware of who Fredi is.
Here’s to all the WoC and BWoC that to put up with ableism, sexism, racism, homophobia, islamophobia, transphobia, and everything in between, even in the year 2k14. You are making history by being resilient, strong, hard working, and mostly, amazing. I will stand by you till the end of time.
Today I changed my look. I got a caramel-colored ombré dye! One of my friends said I looked like a tiny Alexa Chung xD (nice ego boost, pal. I don’t look like her at all, but I love striped t-shirts and cat eye eyeliner as much as her).
Spirituality is the attempt to understand a greater power. Religion is the indoctrination of spiritual beliefs.Preech The Profit (via preechtheprofit)