Ser Mulatto . . .

En marzo, el centro de Investigación Pew publicó los resultados de una encuesta de opiniones de Afro-Latinos sobre su identidad racial, “Afro-Latinos: una identidad fuertemente arraigada entre los hispanos de Estados Unidos sin embargo, los resultados desmienten el titular:

“Cuando se le preguntó directamente sobre su raza, sólo el 18% de los Afro Latinos identificaron su raza o una de sus razas como negro”

“… dos tercios de los Latinos (67%) dicen que su antecedencia
hispana es una parte de su origen racial.”

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The Mulatto Challenge

In March the Pew Research Center published the results of a survey of Afro-Latinos’ views on their racial identity, “Afro-Latino: A deeply rooted identity among U.S. Hispanics however, the results belie the headline:  

“When asked directly about their race, only 18% of Afro-Latinos identified their race or one of their races as black”

“. . . two-thirds of Latinos (67%) say their Hispanic background is a part of their racial background.”

Far from showing a deep-rooted affinity for the term “Afro-Latino” the survey findings are confusing to say the least.  The readers’ comments on the article are even more confounding, comments such as:

“This [survey] is so inaccurate. I am Venezuelan and consider myself morena or tan, and I am not Afro Latina. Misinterpreting data helps no-one.”

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