Friday, February 12, 2016
"AFRICAN AMERICAN" and "SPANISH"
I have never been comfortable with "AFRICAN AMERICAN". Africa is a continent with many religions, cultures, languages, races and mixes. They used to say we were Spanish. That was also inaccurate. Spanish is the language. If we were to go by that the all English speaker in USA would be English Americans. Hispanic to me is also not correct, that would tend to bunch us all together. Which is a "mistake" America makes with us Latinos. I think Latino is most accurate to describe a group of people who are from the Americas and speak Spanish. We all celebrate our independence from Spain. The English do not celebrate the 4th of July. But we get screwed because Hollywood and the media don't really give a crap. They make stars of Antonio Banderas, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, etc. When there are plenty of fine Latino actors here in the states. Spaniards are Spanish speaking Europeans not Latinos.