Racism and Colorism in My Latino Upbringing

The frustration of the infighting, beauty standards, and denial.

Would you think these men were Latino? Photo by Ban Yido on Unsplash

I once went on a date with a Black Dominican man who insisted he was not Afro-Latino. In fact, he was racist…and proud of it.

I could practically smell the self-loathing in this man. He learned along the way that being dark, being Black, is undesirable.