…hat. Later, though, I recognized the statement as true — which is sadder and more disturbing still. My son’s skin color and look make it possible for him to benefit from White Hispanic immigrant privilege at the expense of those who “look” Hispanic. Such is the case for me too.
Colorism exists in all cultures and this is especially true amongst Hispanic people. The dark-skinned people are always treated worse and perceived to have less worth. Thanks for writing about this important issue.