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What It Means To Be a Black Latina in Higher Education

I have been asserting my blackness since I can remember. Growing up in the mountains of Puerto Rico, my curls —“pelo malo,”as friends called it—betrayed my family’s attempts to claim whiteness by invoking our Spanish great grandfather. Why would my...
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Afro-Latina vs. Negra: 5 Black Women of Latin American Descent Share How They Identify

  Identity is layered. With the evolution of terminologies and expansion of definitions, it’s complex and far from static. For our community, it’s no different as we’ve seen terms like Hispanic, Latino and now Latinx originate within the last 50...