Racism, Latino Style

In case you didn't know, Latinos are not immune to the parasite that is racism. There is a long harsh history of racism against black and indigenous populations of the Americas. But, we deny its existence, though the stats are pretty clear. We pretend it's ok too -- it's a cultural thing -- when we call someone's skin humilde, or he's a negrito Charlie, to name just a few of the micro aggressions.

Early this month we saw it rear its ugly when a Univision host Rodner Figueroa -- who is gay and should know better -- said on the air that our our fierce and gorgeous First Lady Michelle Obama looked like a cast member of the Planet of the Apes. He laughed. And laughter was heard in the background. Then a few hours later he was fired.

When I heard about the incident, tears welled up. I was hurt. I can't help but be hurt for black women and young girls who watch his show. For me. For each other. The non-Black Latinos are also maimed by his derogatory comments. Everyone is affected when acts of violence happen--the perpetrator, his target and the collateral damage--the witnesses.


I got angry. Then I wrote a column for NBC News. It was for me a chance to get the emotion out of my body and also air out something that we want to pretend doesn't exist in Latino families.

Here's the column.

Here's a great unpacking of the topic with the scholar Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, CEO of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute on The Brian Lehrer Show. NY 1 anchor Juan Manuel Benitez was guest host. Keep the conversation flowing...

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