We're all familiar with the "spicy Latina" trope, the generalization that all Latinas are mysterious, hyper-sexual, exotic or a little crazy. It's a stereotype that goes back decades, with Brazilian dancer and s film star Carmen Miranda being the progenitor of the archetype.
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The "spicy Latina women love black men archetype has most commonly manifested itself in pop culture: There are certain pockets of the Internet, populated mostly by black men, where the fetishization of the "spicy Latina" has reached a whole new level. It's all, of course, based in gross generalization. In this world of Alabama grany pussy fantasy, all Latinas have fat asses, light skin and just the right touch of exoticism to set them apart from other women especially black women.
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But there's no denying that many of these memes aren't just about celebration: It's about fetishization. This is why Spanish women and black guys go together.
Look at the production Lol pic. The "Get you a Spanish [sic] girl" club, after all, actively ignores the existence womfn dark-skinned Latinas and Afro-Latinas, instead focusing entirely on the celebration of the light skinned, curly haired and bright eyed "spicy Latina" archetype.
As writer Shantyana C. Ledin wrote in an essay for The Feminist Wire"When people tell me I must be a 'spitfire' or a 'freaky girl' in bed because I am Hispanic, I am not at all flattered.
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The ramifications of these memes are twofold. Resistance is futile.
The unfortunate latina women love black men is that so much of the colorism, sexism and racism inherent in the "Get You A Spanish Girl" meme corner of the Internet is that it's ripe for ltaina possible internalization craigslist wpg both Latina women and black women.
These memes aren't going away anytime soon. But there's something to learn from. Attraction and fetishization are two very different things.
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The line between latina women love black men is thicker and far more defined than many men who buy into and perpetuate these stereotypes about Latina women want to admit to themselves.
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She had black female friends, she said, who would “love” me. She said Still, the fact remains that black men's relationship with white women is fraught with and even a Hispanic woman sheltering from the rain in New York. Memes proliferating this idea include ones with captions like, “Latinas Black men are by no means the only men active in this world of fetishizing for the possible internalization by both Latina women and black women. Afro-Latina Amara La Negra Was Discouraged From Dating Black Men Amara goes into how black Latinos with darker skin like herself are constantly because her grandmother was a very light-skinned Dominican woman.
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