Celebrities like Katy Perry and pretty much the entire Kardashian-Jenner clan have rocked dreadlocks, box braids, and bantu knots without ever acknowledging where these hairstyles originated. Christine Adkins- Hutchison. This is precisely why a lot of white women get so much grief. They wear these styles without making an effort to understand their origins. But what about Latinas rocking black hairstyles?
Latin America , extending from the deserts of northern Mexico to the icy wilds of Tierra del Fuego in Chile and Argentina , encompasses many diverse countries and peoples. Though most of these countries are largely Catholic and Spanish -speaking, thanks to a shared history of colonization by Spain , they have at least as many differences as they do similarities with each other. The terms are often used interchangeably, though the words can convey slightly different connotations. It is important to clarify that the categories refer only to a person's origin and ancestry. In general, "Latino" is understood as shorthand for the Spanish word latinoamericano or the Portuguese latino-americano and refers to almost anyone born in or with ancestors from Latin America and living in the U. Although people from French Guiana are sometimes accepted as Latino since French shares linguistic roots with Spanish and Portuguese, there is much debate about whether people from English -speaking Belize and Guyana and Dutch -speaking Suriname truly fit under the category since their cultures and histories are so distinct. With this understanding, a Brazilian could be Latino and non-Hispanic, a Spaniard could be Hispanic and non-Latino, and a Colombian could use both terms.
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When compared to every dollar that White men earn, Asian women earn 85 cents, Black women earn 61 cents, American Indian and Alaska Native women earn 59 cents, and Latinas earn only 53 cents. Latinas earn a lower salary, on average than any other demographic. These are troubling statistics, especially given the fact that Hispanics make up the largest population in the United States after Whites.