They tried it.
Not sorry at all
some latin@s are so quick to claim lupita as one of us pero no dicen carajo when george zimmerman’s name gets brought up.
that and I’m super wary of latino media claiming her when they never wanna claim any of the afrolatinos in their countries and constantly treat them awfully. It’s that thing where “oh we’ll only claim you as latino if your exceptional” I’ve had very mixed feelings about all those posts going around. If Lupita identifies as Mexicana than that’s awesome and no one can take that away from her but I just feel a lot of fucked up shit that I can’t articulate around those posts going around especially since they DON’T MENTION SHE’S KENYAN AS WELL.
i definitely agree with you ó. i just did a google search and i found this:
"Ever since Lupita Nyong’o started getting big, the entertainment pages of Kenya and Mexico have feuded over which country gets to "claim" her. Last night, Lupita put the debate to rest. "I’m Mexican and Kenyan at the same time," she said, according to El Mañana. "I’ve seen the quarrels over my nationality, but I’m Kenyan and Mexican at the same time. So again, I am Mexican-Kenyan and I am fascinated by carne asada tacos."" (x)
Mexico tries to damned hard. And yet don’t do shift or afromexicaxs. Like. I havnt rolled my eyes in forever.
comments are very valid reasons why i didnt reblog any of those posts
there is still so much colorism in mexico and so much hate for black bodies within the latino community that its so fucking unwarranted for any of us to say that lupita winning is something all of us can take some fucking credit for
its loads of bullshit and people need to unlearn all that shit and let her have her award to herself
I’m from Puerto Rico, and we actually aren’t much better about this sort of stuff. I think a lot of Americans would be surprised how much racism there is across the border, especially over things as superficial as standards of beauty - much of ‘Latina’ culture, especially as you draw closer to American territories, is built around men worshipping vanilla women like some sort of national treasure. I say let’s just let this lady have her award and leave nationalism out of the picture, ‘k?