Main Latino Is Brown Discussion

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Kemm
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09:32:25 AM Jul 2nd 2017
"Add to this the already dark skins of Spaniards (from living in a southerly climate) long before they settled the New World"

This sentence is so wrong it cringes. Spain is located sandwiched between the colder Atlantic Ocean and the warmer Mediterranean Sea, which gives birth to several distinct climates, some of which have sun showing only about half the time. Add to that that, due to how European history goes by, a good chunk of their heritage comes straight out from germanic tribes and, with the exception of some descendants of moors, black africans and some stranded american indians and asians, their skins are way wither than people outside thinks. The idea of spanyards=dark skin stems from Conquistadors subjected to the South American sun and from sailors, both of which have had their skins tanned (sailors tan in part from being out to the sun and in part for the same reason as snow tan, the sun that reflects off from the surface of the sea).
MarqFJA
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10:48:26 AM Jul 3rd 2012
edited by MarqFJA
We should add brief notes about this trope to the descriptions of Latin Lover, Spicy Latina, and other Latino/Hispanic-related tropes, don't you think?

BTW, does this part of the Other Wiki's article, which talks about this stereotype, have any relevant info to add?
Descartes
08:05:30 PM Jul 3rd 2012
It's a good idea but i'm busy now.
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