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JessicaLeigh
Jan 10 2013, 01:58 PM
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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.
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.
I apologize if I sounded like I was brow beating you, I didn't mean to. And on one final note on race, the first actress to play the role of Ariana, Rafe and Gabi's sister was part black and Nicole's father was Hispanic. I know someone here will remember his name and explain where Walker came from.
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