Thursday, March 25, 2010
Black Mama, Brown Mama...We are sisters, Right!
Sometimes I get these emails that show black NFL or NBA players with white women. As I scroll down I see some of these men with Latina women. My first thought is that's not a white woman. Many times I have heard women say Kobe Bryant is with a white girl but he is with a Latina woman. Why are black women calling Latino or Hispanic women white? When we are classified in demographics of poverty, education and much more we are grouped together. I don't see Latino women getting the same benefits as white women. I see them going through the same struggles as black women. We are sisters and I hope one day many understand that. I have
Puerto Rican and Dominican friends that I love dearly that go through the same problems as I do dealing with race and gender. Another fact about Latina women is they all don't have light skin and long silky hair. I have seen many Hispanic mamas with hair like mine and darker than me. We are sisters even if we look different or speak another language. If a black man is with an Latina mama its okay...just know she is a sistah. I don't see them getting mad when we are with Hispanic brothers. Just a thought think about it.