Latina Singer Sabrina Claudio Attacked Black Women In An Old Account And Twitter Is Coming For Her

Sultry songstress Sabrina Claudio is a rising act in R&B. But while the vocalist is a lover of Black music, an old social media account is proving she doesn’t share that same affection for Black women.

On Monday, a fan revealed that before the Cuban-Puerto Rican singer started making waves musically, she was attacking Black women and using the N-word on her Twitter account, @OhDamnYoureUgly.

“It must suck to be a black girl with no booty,” reads one tweet from March 2012. “Fuck it, i’ll be a black girl for Halloween,” reads another one from that October.

Claudio, who was 15 and 16 at the time of writing the tweets, respectively, which have since been deleted, offered a lackluster apology after being dragged by fans.

“I am deeply sorry for the insensitive words I’ve used. Some of the things you are seeing are true while others aren’t,” Claudio, 21, wrote in a statement, though she did not distinguish which comments were true or false. “I realize my past ignorance is affecting people I care so much about and I am so sorry. I’ve made mistakes and while I cannot take them back, I will learn from them.”

The Miami native, who despite her apparent disdain for Black women has worked with Black male artists like Khalid, Duckwrth and 6lack, may — or may not — have evolved since writing her racist tweets as a teenager; however, her past, and how she is handling it in the present, speaks to problematic behaviors displayed by plenty light-skinned and white Latinas.

Whether, like Claudio, spewing anti-Black hate or, like J.Lo, casually using the N-word, or, like most of us, not speaking up when Black folks — including African-Americans, Afro-Latinxs, Afro-Caribbeans and Africans — are the butt of a joke or the reason we are told to be cautious in certain (read: Black) neighborhoods, light-skinned and white Latinas are part of the problem.

Yes, even you, in your Black Lives Matter t-shirt, who’s woke in professional spaces but raps the N-word when you’re home.

Even you, immigrant rights advocate, who ignores data that shows Black foreigners are more likely than others to be deported after a criminal conviction.

Or you, with your Black romantic partner, who gets hype when they tell you (light-skinned) Latinas do it better.

And you, the anti-cultural appropriation activist, who gets tight when the Kardashian-Jenners do or say anything about Selena but make no noise when they’re rockin’ cornrows.

And me, the editor who wants to center Black Latina voices, but still has more light-skinned freelancers.

We, light-skinned and white Latinas, are all complicit in anti-blackness, from the Sabrina Claudios, who are spitting on the women who built the culture they are starting careers in, to those who put in the work to educate and eradicate anti-Black racism and expect a soft, pale sugar cookie in return for their service.

Light-skinned and white Latinas, we must do better.

READ: Cardi B Reminds Us That Latinos Have A Complicated Relationship To The N-Word

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When This Man At Walmart Told A Latina To Leave The US, She Told Him “This Is My Country, Too”


When This Man At Walmart Told A Latina To Leave The US, She Told Him “This Is My Country, Too”

Another day, another Latina’s shopping experience ending in Donald Trump-inspired xenophobia.

On Friday, while Dulce Nereyda, her daughter and mother were looking for baby shower gifts at an Arizona Walmart, they were interrupted by a bearded white man who didn’t like that she and her mom were speaking to each other in Spanish.

The Mexican-American woman, who didn’t get the entire encounter on camera, shared what she was able to record from the frightening verbal assault on Facebook.

“This ⬇️ man starts yelling, ‘I can’t wait until Trump does away with you all!’ I was like, ‘Excuse me.’ He yelled ‘Leave, just leave. YOU DON’T BELONG HERE!’ All because I was speaking Spanish to my mom,” she wrote of the unnamed man.

Dulce was stunned by the sudden display of racism and was unsure what to do. After seeing her daughter’s face, she felt like she couldn’t remain quiet, pulling out her phone to record the man harassing her and reminding him that she, too, belonged in the country.

So it really F*** happened ????????!!! As my Beautiful mommi, JORDAN, and I are shopping for Beto Ramos baby shower tomorrow at Walmart on Huntington. This ⬇️ man starts yelling " I can't wait until Trump does away with you all!" I was like excuse me. He yelled "Leave just leave YOU DON'T BELONG HERE!" All because I was speaking Spanish to my mom. I was so caught off guard that I didn't even know what to do. I always thought what would I ever do if that happened to me or my mom and it did. I felt scared at first and then I saw the look on my baby girls face ????????????. So if you know me I couldn't just leave it like that. I WANT TO EXPOSE THIS MAN FOR THE RACIST HE IS! And I assured my little Queen that this is her home and WE DO BELONG HERE????????????????!!!

Posted by Dulce Nereyda on Friday, March 15, 2019

“So do you want to tell me to get out again? Because this is my country, too,” she said as the camera faced the man.

While the man initially ignored her, it didn’t take long for him to continue with his bigoted, pro-Trump rant, saying, “I wish you guys would leave, and I can’t wait till we build the wall.”  

Making no indication that she had any intentions on leaving her country, Dulce once more asserted that she is American and that English is not the official language of the United States.

She says she posted the encounter on Facebook to both expose the man for the “racist he is” and also send an important message to her daughter.

“I assured my little queen that this is her home and we do belong,” she said.

Read: Study: While Whites Are Responsible For Most Air Pollution, Latinxs And Blacks Are The Most Negatively Impacted

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Michelle Rodriguez Insists Liam Neeson Isn’t Racist Against Black People Because He Kissed Viola Davis

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Michelle Rodriguez Insists Liam Neeson Isn’t Racist Against Black People Because He Kissed Viola Davis

Earlier this week, actor Liam Neeson gave a candid and surprising interview with the Independent. Neeson spoke to the reporter in support of his new movie titled “Cold Pursuit,” in which his character takes revenge against the drug cartel because he believes they killed his son. Neeson said that for him to portray a vengeful person, he channeled his anger that he struggled with 40 years ago. The award-winning actor revealed that it was 40 years ago that a female friend of his confided to him that she had been raped. He asked her what the perpetrator looked like, and when she expressed that her rapist was black, Neeson got angry and sought revenge.

“I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by somebody – I’m ashamed to say that – and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some [Neeson gestures air quotes with his fingers] ‘black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could…kill him,” Neeson said in that interview.

Since the revelation of his “primal” instinct, Neeson has faced an enormous amount of backlash with many on social media calling him a racist. It is because of the negativity that he continues to receive that executives decided to cancel his red-carpet event for the premiere of his movie. However, at least one of his former co-stars has come to his defense, though with a rather odd point of view.

Actress Michelle Rodriguez said Neeson isn’t racist because he kissed actress Viola Davis in a movie.


The “Fast and The Furious” star said on Wednesday during a red-carpet event that Neeson couldn’t possibly be racist because of his open-mouth kiss during a scene in their movie. The actors all stared in the film “Widows,” which was released last year.

“It’s all fuckin’ bullshit,” Rodriguez said, according to Vanity Fair. “Liam Neeson is not a racist. Dude, have you watched ‘Widows’? His tongue was so far down Viola Davis’s throat. You can’t call him a racist ever. Racists don’t make out with the race that they hate, especially in the way he does with his tongue—so deep down her throat. I don’t care how good of an actor you are. It’s all bullshit. Ignore it. He’s not a racist. He’s a loving man. It’s all lies.”

Rodriguez’s comment certainly got the attention of people on social media.

It’s incredibly bizarre for Rodriguez to believe one thing is related to the other.

Some pointed out the historical context between racist white men and black women.

Rodriguez seems to be a bit clueless about the facts of this country.

Others compared her dismissive comment to that of Gina Rodriguez’s “anti-black views.”

We will have to wait and see if Rodriguez responds to her backlash regarding Neeson, or if other actors come to his defense.

READ: Gina Rodriguez Continues To Act As If Black Women Are Part Of The Problem

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