Given the current social and political climate in the United States and overseas, Latinos and other people of color are one of the most vulnerable groups when it comes to discriminatory practices. Even though Latinos make amazing and significant contributions to the cultural, social and economic growth of the developed countries to which they migrate, popular culture and mainstream media (and certain carrot-colored politician) often frame us as free-loaders or dangerous bad hombres and mujeres.
That is why celebrities who speak up for amazing but misunderstood groups could be honorary latinxs! Women and men who use their fame to defend the voiceless and be proud representatives of their own are Latino at heart (fiery and unapologetic!) Here’s 13 non-Latino celebs who could very well be one of ours!
Viva mi gente!