This Woman Came to Terms with Being Black and Not Afro-Latina

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Choosing to Be Black and Not Afro-Latina

Ni de aquí ni de allá is a saying usually used by Mexican-Americans who feel like they’re not Mexican enough, and not yet American enough. But Afro-Latinas are also experiencing the same identity push-n-pull. Although Angeley Crawford is Costa Rican, it wasn’t until she lived in a Dominican and Puerto Rican neighborhood that she decided she’d cut off the Latino section of her identity and identify as black. Check out her powerful declaration as to why she decided to do so.

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