Famous Afro-Latinos Tired Of Trying To Explain To People They’re Black And Latin

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Lauren Velez

– Afro-Puerto Rican

“Somebody asked me about what it was like when I was first auditioning as an Afro-Caribbean woman. I couldn’t get an audition as a Latina,” she said. “People didn’t know what that was, they just said, ‘Well our vision of a Latina looks more Mexican, or Central American, or Spanish.’ And that was an interesting journey to take and something that I had to struggle with initially.

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