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Racism Takes A Backseat In Mexico…Finally

It’s difficult to understand that Mexico just recently recognized black people as legitimate Mexicans. Yes, Latinos can be black, too. And black Mexicans have been around since the Spanish brought them over as slaves, literally centuries ago.

Nevertheless, it’s a big step forward because, as Dallas Rico, a teacher and a black Latino says, “As long as society doesn’t acknowledge us, we will continue to be invisible.”

READ: @blaxicansofla Gets an Intimate Portrayal of What It’s Like Growing Up Black & Mexican

To recognize that Latinos can also be black is the same as recognizing that Latinos can be blond with blue eyes. This validation is incredibly important in order to minimize prejudices within our own Latino community since there are “Afro-Peruvians, Afro-Columbians, Afro-Panamanians and other Afro-(insert name of Latin American country here)”, Rico says.  It’s called diversity, guys.

Read more about Dallas Rico’s experience as an Afro-Latino from the Huffington Post here and here.

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Mattel Might Make Our Dreams Come True With An Official Selena Barbie

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Mattel Might Make Our Dreams Come True With An Official Selena Barbie

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First the Selena M.A.C. line, now this? God is so good ??.

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Remy Ocampo who calls herself “a huge Selena fan and Barbie collector” started the petition this week to make this ? a reality.

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Yassss, please!?

We’re crying tears of joy just thinking about this.

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We’ve been waiting for this our whole life ?.

READ: The Best Selena Quintanilla Cover Comes From a Tiny Office. And It’s Hilarious

What prompted this petition to help make our dream come true?

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“As a huge Selena fan and Barbie collector, we want Mattel to create an official Selena doll in her likeness. There has yet to be any curvy Hispanic barbie dolls in any Barbie line and we think Selena is a perfect candidate for that kind of representation,” says Remy. I mean, yes!

READ: Here’s Everything Queen Selena Quintanilla Conquered in 2015

While Mattel recently released a new line of curvy Barbies, and JLo and Beyoncé Barbies already exist, we need a Selena doll! Here’s how you can make this happen…

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Sign the petition! So far the petition has just over 3,000 supporters out it’s goal of 5,000.

QUIZ: Quiz: Let’s See if We Can Guess Your Personality Based on Selena’s Bras

Because… Anything for Salenasssss!

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