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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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Royal Baby Already Being Called A Chimp Proving WhitePeople Still Can’t Stand Black Power And Have Inferior Jokes

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Royal Baby Already Being Called A Chimp Proving WhitePeople Still Can’t Stand Black Power And Have Inferior Jokes

In 2015, Emmy award-winning host Rodner Figueroa was rightfully dumped from Univision after calling Michelle Obama a monkey during “El Gordo Y La Flaca.” During a segment of the show, the host cracked “Michelle Obama looks like she is of the cast of ‘The Planet Of The Apes,'” as he pointed to a set of pictures of the First Lady. His words shocked and infuriated most people, but let’s be real, few POC were surprised.

Non POC have been associating Black people with monkeys for ions in an effort to denigrate them as less worthy of human than white people.

It is exactly what BBC DJ Danny Baker did and intended to do when he made a joke recently about the debut of the Black Royal Baby yesterday.

The broadcaster Danny Baker was fired by BBC Radio 5 Live yesterday after he published a racist post on Twitter yesterday.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s newborn son, Archie, was compared to a chimpanzee.

The tweet, which has since been taken down by Baker, featured an old photo of a couple holding the hands of a suited chimpanzee. The caption: “Royal baby leaves hospital.”

Fortunately, it didn’t take long for the BBC to give the host the boot and in response tweeted the most unexceptional apology for a racist attack since Rodner Figueroa issued an apology for calling Michelle Obama a monkey and griped at her in an open letter blaming her for his own firing. (“I was verbally notified that a complaint from your office led to my dismissal,” Figueroa whined at the time.

Like Figueroa, Baker also refused to take his medicine and blamed just about everyone else for having “diseased” minds and misinterpreting the tweet.

“Sorry my gag pic of the little fella in the posh outfit has whipped some up. Never occurred to me because, well, mind not diseased,” he wrote in a tweet.

Yes, mi gente, if you ever need an example of how not to make an apology/ blame everyone else for your own wrongdoings just look to a racist white person. Of course, on different levels both Baker and Figueroa’s racist comparisons stem from an even greater issue. Black Power intimidates people who are both white and weak.

But you know what? The Black Baby Prince (and FYI he might a “lord” not technically a “prince” but we’re gonna call him that Black Baby Prince because that is the respect his Black Power deserves) and Michelle Obama stay strong and Black. And like the rest of us who’ve endured similar jokes they are always, always above the peons who couldn’t tell a bad joke from a good one if it fired them from their jobs, swiped their paychecks and slapped them on the face.

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

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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.

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