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jueves, julio 25

Etiqueta: Wise man

Blackface in Spain: How can she tell me, a black person, that shit ISN’T racist?
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Blackface in Spain: How can she tell me, a black person, that shit ISN’T racist?

“Mercedes…. Tu nombre es en Español… Pero….. Tu eres Americana.... ” they always say to me with the same confused vocal infliction, and furrowed eyebrows. What they genuinely mean by that is “Mercedes, tu nombre es en Español, pero… tu eres Morena.” I am an Afro Latina from New York by way of the Washington, D.C. area who felt a burdening need for change as I finished up my first two years as an educator and Master’s degree in Education in May 2017. In September, I packed up two large suitcases and moved across the Atlantic Ocean to teach English in Spain. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was looking for, but what I found here was a country full of rich culture, beautiful architecture, interesting food, fascinating people and – racism. You may be wondering: “but you’re from America! Isn’t Ame...