Woof, again so much potential for telling a deeper story about race, Latinx colonialism, anti-Blackness and the hypersexualization of Latinxs of color and feature said Latinxs of color and Indigenous communities in this video was missed here. Let *me* break it down @chescaleigh https://t.co/zJX8GkD18N
The points Joanna makes about the US-specific roots about the hypersexualization of Latinxs in our media are true but as she mentions it she skips speaking almost intentionally to the racial aspect of it all. She also starts the tale much too late in history.
The “Hot-Blooded Latin Love” stereotype first off has some roots that predate Iberian imposition and colonization of the Western hemisphere in stereotypes and racialized ideas around Andalusian culture (The Moors) and Romani culture and people. pic.twitter.com/wdaHHQDnfb