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

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Gina Torres

– Afro-Cuban

“My view of myself doesn’t change. I know who I am,” Torres said. “I’m Cuban American, both my parents are Cuban–one was a little browner than the other one. That’s who I am. I feel sorry that it’s taken so long for the film industry to figure it out and to catch up.”

“There are so many of us out there,” she continued. “And part of it is, we’re undercover. They don’t know, and if we stood and said, “that’s it I’m not going do any roles that are not Latina,” we would not work. I don’t feel like I’m living a lie, because the fact is the world sees me as an African American woman unless they ask the question. Therefore my experience in the world, outside of my family, is that of an African American woman.”

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