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Christine: We'd talked about the fact that Juan is 100 percent Dominican, born there, and then came here when he was little. There's that difference between [Latin] cultures in the islands and those on the [U. This is an ongoing conversation within the Latin community. But I've come to realize I'm probably more American than she is! Even as a little girl, I had a crush on Joey Mc Intyre from New Kids on the Block.
And I was born here and my mom's from Peru, and my dad's from Argentina. It's like, "Oh, I was born in the homeland, and you weren't." Christine: An unnecessary competition of who's more Latino. I grew up in East Harlem, and my high school was mainly Hispanic and black. Ryan: There is a stereotype that in Latin families there's 100 kids running around. I remember the first time meeting Janet's family, I went to her aunt's house and there were 10 adults and 50 kids. " Ryan: The first time that our races really started coming up is when we had our son, Connor.
There's a stereotype that when you see a Latina ... Connor is going to get more than his fair share of his Hispanic side. When he's older, it really is up to him what religion he wants to be. If you take the child to church every Sunday, you're not letting them choose.
People today are being mixsed to much and should stop.
Jarrett: I'm thinking of a time where we were in a social setting, and a white male decided to call me "my nigga." I knew this person, but he wasn't my friend. I'll love them regardless if they're white, black, yellow, green — it doesn't matter." Our country has some catching up to do.
Jarrett: You have beautiful mixed babies out there that people are going gaga over. When we started dating, I was exposed to how a lot of Dominican women like to get their hair done. They go to a salon or at home, they wash their hair and put it in the rolos and they sit under a hot dryer. I wash my hair and let it air dry — put it in a bun, braid it.
We all have those old-fashioned relatives who are not able to move past it. That said, one of the major challenges for me in dating a Latina is the language barrier. Jill: I feel like I have to fight twice, for the Latinos who came to this country, and for the black people like him who have been here for generations. It's not to say that I took any of the recent racial tragedies lightly, but she's been to a lot more rallies than I have.
It was a small fear of mine that some ignorant racist would try to pull some stupid shit on us, like insulting us or getting violent. Jill: People say, "If you guys are still together down the road, you need to start thinking about what your kids are going to look like." I just say, "What do you mean?