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Jan 10 2013, 01:58 PM
- August 31, 2012
- Favorite Current Daytime Soap Opera
- Days of our Lives, General Hospital
- Favorite Soap Opera of All Time
- Days of our Lives
- Favorite Current Primetime Soap Opera
- Is Homeland a soap? It kind of feels like one. How about Justified? Southland? No?
- Current Soap Rankings
- 1. Days of our Lives 2. General Hospital 3. One Life to Live 4. Passions
I don't dispute any of this. I haven't disputed anything you've said. I simply stated some facts. I don't know how the Hernandez family identifies themselves, racially or otherwise. We know very little about even their mother, much less their ancestors and those ancestors' possible racial origins. I didn't know they are Mexican-American. I wasn't sure if they were meant to be of Mexican origin or Puerto Rican origin or Central or South American origin. I don't recall it ever being discussed. It probably has been, I just don't remember.
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- Jan 10 2013, 01:52 PM
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- camera shy
- Jan 10 2013, 01:09 PM
- Jan 10 2013, 12:47 PM
Abe and Kayla interracial love story > Abby and Cameron interracial love story
Tell this story and tell it meaningfully, DAYS! Kayla brings it in all of her scenes, and they regularly don't give her much to work with.
Aren't Nick and Gabi and Sami and Rafe interacial? Or is it only considered interacial when it's black and white and then it becomes a issue? Ive' never once seen the matter of race brought up with Nabi or Safe.
Fair point. Though from an anthropological perspective, the concept of race is rather cloudy anyway. Many Latinos consider themselves caucasian. Many do not. I don't want to nerd out on you, and this probably isn't the place to discuss/debate this, so I won't but I understand where you're coming from. Though I don't think it was ever legally prohibited for non-Hispanic whites and Hispanic/Latino people people to marry, and it was for white and black people in some states until the mid-20th century, so that's probably why it's considered a marker of social progress to see black-white relationships portrayed with no controversy today. There is still a dearth of black-white relationships on TV today IMO. White-Latino relationships might be more common. The first one that immediately comes to mind is Jay and Gloria on Modern Family - but I don't know what the actual breakdown is in numbers.
Yes, I understand that a great many Hispanics think of themselves as white, but Rafe and Gabi are suppose to be Mexican American and aren't they considered part of the brown race? And whats more, because of Mexico had a rule against returning slaves, a great many slaves fled to Mexico where they spent the rest of their entire lives there and as a result, many Mexican have African ancestry. And in the past, I don't believe Mexican Americans shared the same rights as white Americans.