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White Man Refuses Latino Man’s Burial In This Illegal Stand Off

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Donna Barrera’s wish to bury her husband at her hometown’s cemetery was denied because he is Latino. No, this did not happen in the 1950s, it’s happening today, in 2016, in Texas.

“He wasn’t supposed to be buried there, because he’s a Mexican, or of Spanish descent, or whatever you want to say. That’s what I told her and that’s what we’ve been doing,” said Jimmy Bradford, whose great, great grandfather asked to convert his land to a cemetery for the residents of Normana in the South of Texas. He’s now the owner of the cemetery.

According to the 1948 Supreme Court case Shelley v. Kraemer, racial agreements on real estate are outlawed. Which makes Bradford’s denial of burial based on race absolutely illegal and unconstitutional.

Barrera has had to deal with the loss of her husband of 44 years and the fact that she can’t bury him in her town. “I love my husband with all my heart,” she told KiiiTV in Texas. “That was 44 years with him and then all of a sudden this comes out of the woodwork.”

Friends of Barrera’s, who were present when Brandford denied her burial, were in complete disbelief. “I just heard him telling her that he had to be buried over there with the blacks,” said her friend Alfredo Lopez.

Amanda Brown, her caregiver, said, “There shouldn’t be no racism, at all. We are all one kind and for him to have said that to her – it’s horrible.”

In spite of the opposition and the illegality of it all, Brandford told a local reporter: “Well, I guess if she tells Obama and he comes down here and tells me I guess I’d have to. Otherwise, No.”

Get all the details on this story from Fox Latino here.

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11 Songs That Sing Praises To Us Morenitas

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11 Songs That Sing Praises To Us Morenitas

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There are an endless number of songs worshiping the blond and blue-eyed. And while we love our light-haired comadres, we decided brown-eyed beauties were just as deserving of some crooning devotion. Here’s a playlist just for you.

“La Gloria Eres Tú” by Luis Miguel

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De esos ojazos negros / De un raro fulgor / Que me dominan / E incitan al amor

Not many can control or dominate Luis Miguel, but if you have dark eyes, you’re a step closer.

“La Negra Tiene Tumbado” by Celia Cruz

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Esa negrita que va caminando / Esa negrita tiene su tumbao / Y cuando la gente la va mirando / Ella baila de lao va bien apretao apretao apretao / La negra tiene tumbao

Who better to say that dark Latinas have it going on than Celia Cruz herself? Because we all have that tumbao. Yes, yes, yasss!

“Cielito Lindo” by Quirino Mondoza y Cortés

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De la sierra, morena / Cielito lindo vienen bajando / Un par de ojitos negros / Cielito lindo de contrabando

Dark eyes never sounded prettier ?✨.

“Morena Mía” by Miguel Bosé

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Morena mía/ Voy a contarte hasta diez / Uno es el sol que te alumbra / Dos tus piernas que mandan / Somos tres en tu cama, tres / Morena mía

Miguel Bosé loves morenas…who doesn’t?

“Ojos Así” by Shakira

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Y conoci tus ojos negros / Ya he ya he ya la he / Y ahora si que no / Puedo vivir sin ellos yo / Le pido al cielo solo un deseo / Que en tus ojos yo pueda vivir

Shakira’s taste for dark eyes is sooooo on point.

“Morena” by Carlos Ponce

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Oye morena tu boca me seduce / Miro tus curvas y pongo luz de cruce / Mueves tu cuerpo y me pongo de cabeza / Que sube, que baja, Diosito que belleza

Yes, morenas are gorgeous and know how to move it.

“Piel Morena” by Thalía

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Eres piel morena / Canto de pasión y arena / Eres piel morena / Noche bajo las estrellas / Eres piel morena / Playa, sol y palmeras / Eres piel morena / Sueño de mi primavera

Oh yeah… We are all that and then some.

“Esa Morena” by Ozomatli

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Naciste tierna mujer / Animas a todo el pueblo / Tú creciste muy orgullosa / Por tu raíz y ti tú historia

Although Ozomatli doesn’t say it straight out, this song is clearly an ode to the beautiful morenitas. Thank you.

“Negrita Linda” by Willie Rosario

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Tu colorcito tu piel morena / se ve bonito a la luz del día / bajo tu rostro de piel canela / que es el color de la madre mía

This song just perfectly describes the essence of dark skin: bright and cinnamony under the daylight.

“Mujer Latina” by Thalía

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Vengo de raza y de palmera / De campo y de labriego / De caña y de madera / Mi orgullo es ser latina / De mar y cordillera / Ardiente como el fuego / Soy sangre de mi tierra

Thalía’s not exactly a dark Latina, but she know’s who’s got it going on.

“Baila Morena” by Julio Iglesias

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Tiene cosas de blanca / Tiene cosas de negra / Tiene cosas de india / Bonita mezcla que da esta tierra / Baila morena, baila / Que tú lo bailas como ninguna / Moviendo las caderas / Moviendo la cintura

This summarizes exactly what a Latina is: parts white, parts black, parts Indian and unlike anyone else.

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