WATCH: What Is It Like to Be Both 'Black and Latino'?

With Black History Month drawing to a close, we are questioning just what it means to be both black and Latino in today’s world, and we’re not the only ones.  People at NBC’s cable network aimed at young Latinos, mun2, took it upon themselves to get to the heart of this topic. Laz Alonso (Avatar), Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel Air), Judy Reyes (Scrubs), Christina Milian (“Dip it Low”) and Soledad O’Brien (CNN) are just a few of the actors, musicians and journalists that lent their fresh perspectives to the riveting documentary, Black and Latino.

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“I ended up booking more African American roles,” stated Milian about not fitting into the light skinned Latino stereotype. “I still to this day have trouble booking a lot of Latina roles just because I’m a brown Latina.”

Singer Sabi opened up about feeling as though she had to make a choice between identifying as black or identifying as Latina instead of embracing both, “Growing up it was like I felt like I had to pick a side kind of, like if I was black or Latina, but I didn’t really fit in with the full Latinos or all blacks.”

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Watch a ten minute clip of the mun2 documentary Black and Latino below to hear more!

 

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