My mother is Latina, my father African American. I identify with both cultures, yet by most accounts my poor Spanish speaking abilities and looks have most simply identifying me as an African American. No matter what category anyone may try to place me in, I am unabashedly and undeniably a Person Of Color (POC).
There is this false notion that Blacks, Latinos and other minorities have disparate interests, objectives and agendas in striving for fairness and equality in America.
Of course each respective minority group has different cultural identities, but those differences no matter how significant do not detract from the true symbiosis that exists. READ MORE