culture/multiculturalism · Hispanics/Latinos

Double Minority

When I was a kid, I brought my cousin O home to play. I introduced him to my friend Alex.

“This is my cousin,” I said. This made Alex angry.

“He is not your cousin!” Alex screamed.

“Yes, he is!” I screamed back.

“No, he’s not,” Alex replied. “He’s black.”

I was stumped. When had my brown cousin become black? Wasn’t he Hispanic like me?

To learn how black Latinos have become a double minority in America, read “Viewpoint: A double minority”.

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