Confessions of an Afro-Latina

Because I am sick and tired of having to chose being "Black" or "Hispanic". I am tired of all the skepticism when someone hears me speak Spanish. I am an AFRO-LATINA!
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Of the estimated 11 million enslaved Africans brought to the New World from the late 1400s to the 1860s, most were taken to Latin America and the Caribbean, with only some 645,000 landing in the United States. “So when you’re talking about blackness, you’re really talking about Latin America,” Jimenez says.