History Main / LatinoIsBrown

13th May '17 4:46:20 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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Because Latinos are considered an ethnic group, and ethnic groups can technically be multiracial, there are Latinos with almost every possible human skin tone. The confusion between ethnicity and race can lead to such misguided notions as noting that, on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, Haiti is "black" and the Dominican Republic is "Hispanic;" in fact, most of the inhabitants of ''both'' are black, just divided between French-speaking blacks and Spanish-speaking blacks (the Dominican Republic is a tad more racially diverse than Haiti, however).

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Because Latinos are considered an ethnic group, and ethnic groups can technically be multiracial, there are Latinos with almost every possible human skin tone. The confusion between ethnicity and race can lead to such misguided notions as noting that, on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, Haiti is "black" and the Dominican Republic is "Hispanic;" in fact, most of the inhabitants of ''both'' are black, just divided between French-speaking blacks and Spanish-speaking blacks (the Dominican Republic is a tad more racially diverse than Haiti, however).
however, and has many residence much less willing to admit to African ancestry directly because of its stronger association with Haiti.).



* {{Double subver|sion}}ted by La Familia stable of westside Xtreme wrestling (and other European Organizations), all of whom (Baca Loco, The Bull, Lazio Feé and Diego Latino) are obviously pale skinned even though they wear masks. But as it turns out, none of them are Latino.
* Zig-zagged when it comes to WWE Divas. Latina women have made up the majority of the Divas roster in recent years - all with varying skin tones. They tend to only give a SpicyLatina gimmick to those with browner skin - Wrestling/RosaMendes for example, who is Costa Rican (but then again likes to change her hair from brown to blonde at a whim). Supermodel Natalie Nelson (who is Mexican-Italian) was given the Hispanic sounding stage name Wrestling/EvaMarie but then had her change her hair to [[DarkSkinnedRedhead red]][[note]]Though this was Eva's own doing; management wanted her to be blonde but she balked at that[[/note]]. Likewise Wrestling/{{Lita}} (who had a Mexican grandparent) was brought in as a SpicyLatina but had (dyed!)red hair and eventually morphed into a punk-rock LadEtte. Nidia Guenard, who is Puerto Rican, initially reversed her ancestry and portrayed a Scots-Irish redneck from the DeepSouth alongside native West Virginian Jamie Noble (though was acknowledged as Latina after her HeelFaceTurn). Otherwise completely averted with Ivelisse (mentioned above) as she was given the Hispanic stage name Sofia Cortez and a reggaeton entrance theme - all the while WWE ''not'' letting her dye her hair from blonde to brown. Layla El is half Spanish and half Moroccan but her Spanish roots have never been addressed, sometimes being counted as a "black" Diva (even though Arabs/Berbers are not exactly African in the sense people often think); of course, Layla's English accent (which she is gradually losing) has her pegged as "the limey Diva" (make that the ''other'' limey Diva with respect to {{Paige}}) in many people's minds, especially when she was part of the [=LayCool=] heel faction and portrayed what could best be described as "a British ValleyGirl."

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* {{Double subver|sion}}ted by La Familia stable of westside Xtreme wrestling (and other European Organizations), all of whom (Baca Loco, The Bull, Lazio Feé and Diego Latino) are obviously pale skinned even though they wear masks. But as it turns out, [[FakeNationality none of them are Latino.
Latino]].
* Zig-zagged when it comes to WWE Divas. Latina women have made up the majority of the Divas roster in recent years - all with varying skin tones. They tend to only give a SpicyLatina gimmick to those with browner skin - Wrestling/RosaMendes for example, who is Costa Rican (but then again likes to change her hair from brown to blonde at a whim). Supermodel Natalie Nelson (who is Mexican-Italian) was given the Hispanic sounding stage name Wrestling/EvaMarie but then had her change her hair to [[DarkSkinnedRedhead red]][[note]]Though this was Eva's own doing; management wanted her to be blonde but she balked at that[[/note]]. Likewise Wrestling/{{Lita}} (who had a Mexican grandparent) was brought in as a SpicyLatina but had (dyed!)red hair and eventually morphed into a punk-rock LadEtte. Nidia Guenard, who is Puerto Rican, initially reversed her ancestry and portrayed a Scots-Irish redneck from the DeepSouth alongside native West Virginian Jamie Noble (though was acknowledged as Latina after her HeelFaceTurn). Otherwise completely averted with Ivelisse (mentioned above) as she was given the Hispanic stage name Sofia Cortez and a reggaeton entrance theme - all the while WWE ''not'' letting her dye her hair from blonde to brown. Layla Wrestling/{{Layla}} El is half Spanish and half Moroccan but her Spanish roots have never been addressed, sometimes being counted as a "black" Diva (even though Arabs/Berbers are not exactly African in the sense people often think); think, does tend to make people wonder); of course, Layla's English accent (which she is gradually losing) has her pegged as "the limey Diva" (make that the ''other'' limey Diva with respect to {{Paige}}) in many people's minds, especially when she was part of the [=LayCool=] heel faction and portrayed what could best be described as "a British ValleyGirl."



* Ring announcer and former ''Series/TotalDivas'' cast member [=JoJo=] is of Mexican and Dominican descent but is sometimes mistaken for a light-skinned black girl due to being darker than a stereotypical Latina, as well as wearing her hair curly. She also sings R&B songs from time to time, and performed with the black Funkadactyls - whereas the more obviously Latina Wrestling/EvaMarie hooked up with the Bella Twins.

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* Ring announcer and former ''Series/TotalDivas'' cast member [=JoJo=] is of Mexican and Dominican descent but is sometimes mistaken "mistaken" for a light-skinned black girl due to being darker than a stereotypical Latina, as well as wearing her hair curly.curly(never mind most Dominicans have African Ancestry). She also sings R&B songs from time to time, and performed with the black Funkadactyls - whereas the more obviously Latina Wrestling/EvaMarie hooked up with the Bella Twins.
1st May '17 10:47:56 AM Scandia
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* Played straight and averted with two different characters in ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja''. Played straight with the raven haired, brown-eyed, tan olive skinned Margarita- yet averted with her husband Antonio, who has blond hair, blue eyes, and very fair skin.
29th Apr '17 12:04:51 PM nombretomado
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* Main/ToddInTheShadows once mentioned that {{Music/Pitbull}} (full name Armando Christian Peréz), who's Cuban American, does not look Hispanic at all and just looks white. As mentioned above, most Cuban Americans in the United States are of unmixed Spanish descent and look exactly like him in terms of complexion.

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* Main/ToddInTheShadows WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows once mentioned that {{Music/Pitbull}} (full name Armando Christian Peréz), who's Cuban American, does not look Hispanic at all and just looks white. As mentioned above, most Cuban Americans in the United States are of unmixed Spanish descent and look exactly like him in terms of complexion.
22nd Apr '17 3:10:18 PM Golondrina
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* GuillermoDelToro is in fact Mexican.

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* GuillermoDelToro Creator/GuillermoDelToro is in fact Mexican.
18th Apr '17 1:25:18 PM GoodGamer14
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* Averted in''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' with Todd Chavez, who's a White Latino; in his brief stint in prison, he was recriuted by both The Latin Kings ''and'' The Aryan Brotherhood.

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* Averted in''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' in ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' with Todd Chavez, who's a White Latino; in his brief stint in prison, he was recriuted by both The Latin Kings ''and'' The Aryan Brotherhood.
17th Apr '17 10:03:47 AM comicwriter
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* Aversion in ''Film/{{Airborne}}'', where Creator/JackBlack plays a character with the ''very'' Latin name of Jose Augusto Rafael de la Parra.
9th Apr '17 5:26:59 PM nombretomado
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* Averted by Musca Dio in ''SaintSeiya'', who despite being from Mexico is very pale and has red (almost bordering on maroon) hair.

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* Averted by Musca Dio in ''SaintSeiya'', ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', who despite being from Mexico is very pale and has red (almost bordering on maroon) hair.
5th Apr '17 10:34:13 AM Jhonny
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* Some viewers of ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' thought [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/astoldbyginger/images/b/b0/Mipsy_Mipson8.png/revision/latest?cb=20140217001014 Mipsy]] was Latina due to her fitting the trope's requirements. She even used to be down as Latina on ThisVeryWiki. But she makes a comment about a Bat Mizvah, implying that she's Jewish instead.

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* Some viewers of ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' thought [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/astoldbyginger/images/b/b0/Mipsy_Mipson8.png/revision/latest?cb=20140217001014 Mipsy]] was Latina due to her fitting the trope's requirements. She even used to be down as Latina on ThisVeryWiki. But she makes a comment about a Bat Mizvah, implying that she's Jewish. Of course her being Jewish instead.does not preclude her being Latina, there being hundreds of thousands of Jewish Latin@s, but [[RealityIsUnrealistic how many writers know this?]] and even if the ''writers'' know it, [[ViewersAreIdiots do they believe the audience knows that]]?
5th Apr '17 8:27:41 AM fearlessnikki
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* Some viewers of ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' thought [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/astoldbyginger/images/b/b0/Mipsy_Mipson8.png/revision/latest?cb=20140217001014 Mipsy]] was Latina due to her fitting the trope's requirements. She even used to be down as Latina on ThisVeryWiki. But she makes a comment about a Bat Mizvah, implying that she's Jewish instead.
4th Apr '17 7:49:03 AM JJHIL325
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* Averted in''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' with Todd Chavez, who's a White Latino; in his brief stint in prison, he was recriuted by both The Latin Kings ''and'' The Aryan Brotherhood.
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