If you a Afro-Latinx you shit outta luck when it comes to media representation.
Same thing with the idea that afro Latinxs shouldn’t use AAVE.
1 that’s stupid
2. The only language we have access to is the language that the only people who would speak to us speak. Meaninf black Americans who befriend Afro Latinxs are the ones who have been teaching us English. And if they speak with AAVE HOW THE FUCK are we supposed to not be using it?
3. Afro Latinxs have IMPORTANT roles in the way AAVE has adopted in many areas. Like incNYC, especially in the Bronx, AAVE is SOOO connected to Afro latinx language.
Asians are in an interesting place, ugly-stereotype-wise. The most common thing for people of color to be stereotyped as is as impulsive, emotional, violent—this is the ugly stereotype that clings to black and Latino communities. And being stereotyped as a “thug” not only puts limits on one’s socioeconomic mobility, it also has more immediate results like getting shot dead and your murderer being acquitted. By comparison, being stereotyped as intellectual, stoic, and boring might seem like a nice problem to have. Certainly there are some Asians who have gleefully embraced the image of being the diligent worker bee.
But stereotypes like this reflect what I like to call (appropriately enough) “Goldilocks racism”; it’s not that African Americans get a “negative” stereotype and Asian Americans a “positive” one, it’s that both stereotypes represent unhealthy extremes on a spectrum with white Americans presumed to occupy the “normal,” desirable middle."
white vegans be like “honey is unethical because the bees worked so hard on it that’s why I like the completely ethical alternative of sugar harvested by underpaid and abused fieldworkers”