Although American-Latino culture in theis by definition, a fusion of different cultures and races, many Latinos face being classified by others as either white or black, and trying to fit into a racial classification-oriented US society.
On the other hand, despite the fact that there are over 200 million descendants oftoday in South and Central America and the , there are pervasive negative stereotypes about blackness abound in a region that simultaneously denies the existence of racism.
Some may argue that people of skin color is in the US because they usually straddle the line between white and black, but to what extent is that accurate?American descent have a better sense of how important
Tonight on LATISM, we’ll discuss the advantages/challenges of being Latinos of, the historical and present day contributions of our African ancestors, and perceptions of skin-color in present day America.
- Do American Latinos have a self-identification problem?
- Do we Latinos discriminate against our own based on color?
- How does racial self-identification influence the transmission of our Latino culture to the next generation?
- Are definitions/perceptions of race and skin color changing in America?
- How can we bridge the gap between the African-American and Latino communities?
THE USUAL PARTY POINTERS:
- You’ll need a Twitter account (free) to join the party on Tweetchat.com. If you don’t have one, you can sign up here.
- Be sure to follow Elianne Ramos [@ergeekgoddess] before the party so you can follow the flow
- Also follow @ergeekgoddess1 and @ElianneRamos [I tend to get into “tweetjail” for reaching my limit]
- Use the hashtag #latism in all of your party tweets
- Have fun!