This was an excellent read, personal and important. Great meta use of the comic medium, too.
As a Brazilian, the very acknowledgement that there is such a thing as a Japanese-Brazilian ethnicity under the lazy-ass American “Latino” umbrella term was a refreshing change.
Here’s what (a small, famous representative sample of) our “race” looks like, in case you don’t know.
Latinos outgrew Sábado Gigante's racism and misogyny long before it ended
This bugs me, yes, I get what he is saying, but is Mexicans are brown a trope or a cliche?
There’s so much diversity that unless you specify what part of Mexico Melita’s father was from (and even then its a guess. (Tip: Northern states tend to be lighter while southern states are darker (Browner?))), insisting on brownness is… ill informed.*
Its also fascinating that you are only Arab Mexican while in the US, in Mexico, you’d just be Mexican.
*(OK, she has black mother, she’s more likely than not to be some sort of brown. I can’t believe there’s no character reference color sheet to settle this)
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