- 10 Things Guys Shouldn't Do When Dating a Latina
- Hey White Guys, You’re Invited!
- I Wanted To Marry A Latino, Fell For A White Guy
- We're just not your type
10 Things Guys Shouldn't Do When Dating a Latina
White women like white men, but latina and asian women like them are the most desirable (could that have something to do with our wars?).what and
In college there was no doubt in my mind that I would marry a Mexican. I wanted to live in a Spanish-speaking household. I just stopped short of wearing a poncho and purchasing a donkey just to really make a point. I wanted my partner to understand my family, and not judge them for being so incredibly loud. Fast forward seven years and I am living with my white boyfriend.
Mispronounce her name. I don't care if her name is super-hard to pronounce, like Xochitl. If you can't get her name right, you can't get her number. You should take the time to learn it, and not just guess how it's pronounced. Call us "mami.
But, really, where were all the MeToo allies who I swear I saw on social media wondering how they could help their female peers or colleagues of color achieve fair pay and respectful treatment? A sense of urgency was missing in the tech sector this past SXSW, in relevance to the vibe on social media. Where was the follow-up to the onslaught of questions and concerns about how men could be more inclusive of women, of people of color, and of people with disabilities, and LBGTQs? There were panels devoted just to these dialogues, but what was missing was not on the schedule or the roster of speaker, but in the audiences. Where were all the forecasters?
At the root of your exclusion of women of color from your dating pool lies a deep-seated allegiance to whiteness so that you and your kin can continue to benefit from white privilege. Further, straying from white women as your partners of choice could have dastardly consequences that result in the dilution of your family and your own perceived whiteness. It is not a coincidence that the girl that you had relations with last week looks like your sister, mom, aunt or the random Gap ad you found yourself staring at for a little too long. You have had choices this cuffing season and every other cuffing season. Many women of color are encouraged from a young age to use skin-lightening creams, use apps to make their eyes wider and conform to white societal standards of beauty. The entire world is tied into this white privilege. And you, Mr.
Hey White Guys, You’re Invited!
Three years later, I still remember the overpowering smell of his drugstore cologne lodged in my throat. In the reclined passenger seat of my black Nissan, Sayed, a lanky half-Arab half-Latino college student — and my first kiss — eyes me as he speaks in his slow Spanglish with his know-it-all swagger.
I Wanted To Marry A Latino, Fell For A White Guy
I come from the most Hispanic family of all Hispanic families: We only speak in Spanish at home, we only watch Univision and we definitely don't care about the wonderful array of television series available on HBO. That's what novelas are for We fight and make up faster than you can say "Bendito! We clean the house on Saturdays. We attend church regularly, and we eat lots of spicy, salty, fried, carby things.
We're just not your type