Love & Hip Hop star Cyn Santana found herself defending comments she made on a two-year old podcast of Angela Yee’s “Lip Service.” Audio of Cyn making comments about Black men catering to Spanish women.
“They, black guys, cater to us Spanish girls, especially,” she said before stopping herself. “Like they – you know what, let me not even get into it. I didn’t mean it like that. Black girls are going to take it personal.”
As you can expect, Black women didn’t take to her words kindly, but Cyn took to Twitter to apologize and explain her former sentiments.
Cyn responded to fans who tweeted their concerns and admitted that she made a “bird” and ignorant statement while being naive to her own Afro-Latina ancestry.
Despite what one tweeter said, Cyn denied insinuating that Black men catering to Spanish women because of their attitude. Cyn was clearly in the wrong for what she said, but it isn’t a narrative we haven’t heard before.
Either way, the reality TV star handled her rebuttals well. She acknowledged her wrongdoing, made it a learning experience and didn’t run away from the conversation. We know a few celebs who can take a page out of her book. - Click here for the article: https://hellobeautiful.com/playlist/cyn-santana-responds-to-backlash-after-resurfaced-comments-black-men-cater-to-us-spanish-girls/
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afro-Latinos are black people. Some African slaves where taken to Latin America. There was a slave by the name of gasper yanga he was taken from west Africa and made a slave into Mexico. Afro-Latinos have been around it's just that they have been placed in the background
Latina women of African descent are racially similar to African American women. But are culturally different and will always be. The mentality is just different. And the reason why they deny their blackness (especially when they come to United States) is because of them distinguishing them selves as not being African American.
I dont wanna say everybody tryna hop on the bandwagon, bc i wanna leave room for the ppl who've been standing proud in their afro-latino heritage. BUT its clear a lot of ppl r only feeling comfortable claiming afro-latino bc its cool rn. ive lived between tx and ca all my life nd have nvvvvrrr met a latino claim their african roots until i went to puerto rico in 2016. Thts y i say there are some who do proudly claim AL. The ppl i met in PR were very clear on the fact tht them nd their families identify as black. Idk how one can say they didn't know afro-latinos existed tho. Like mfs been walkin around w afro features but we're playing dumb??? U cnt tell the difference in ethnic features? let me put it like this: There are only 3 major divisions of human "race". THREE. That's black, asian, and white. All humans fit into those 3 categories. Many of us confuse ethnicity and nationality/culture.
I don’t understand this because Latina/o is not a race. My mom is a dark skin latina from Brazil(since Brazil is home for the largest population of blacks and Asians than any other country). So I don’t get how Latinos think they’re better. People need more research about South America
Just want to weigh in on the whole afro-latina thing a lot of you guys seem to be somewhat misinformed in general about Latin American history and the fact that there's individual countries with their own individual stories and demographics. There are black people all over Latin America in Brazil the majority of the population is black despite what you see on TV and Puerto Rico there are a lot of black people same with the Caribbean in general then you have Panama you have Bolivia, many countries have majority black or at least half black or generally mixed race populations it is the most diverse region in the world. Now all Latin Americans are Americans but they don't claim to be Americans because the term American is heavily associated with just one country on the continent: the United States. The same goes for when they say I'm black. People think that means African American in Latin America that's what it is associated with (we don't speak English here we don't use American terms) afro-latina means that you are African and Latina as in a black person in Latin America like African American but African Latino it's very simple there's a lot of history of discrimination and racism in a lot of these countries despite its majority mixed race population however the conversation does not exist on the same scale then it doesn't the United States that's why you are only now hearing terms like afro-latina you can be Latino and white you can be Latino and mixed race you can be Latino and mostly Native American you can be Latino and black, it is not a race, it is a HUGE umbrella term that does not capture the complexities of the make up of its people and the cultural mixing. We are by no means homogeneous. Hope this clarifies.
Why are you fighting over men that do not appreciate you? Look for one that wants you and you will stop accusing and entire ethnic group of women of thinking they are better than you. Get the one that wants you and stop being loyal to men that dont care about you even if they are your own race... Date outside your race and stop hating other women. Latinas dont hate you. We do not think we are better than u....It is so ridiculous we are all women of color we all struggle..
. this is pathetic
Why are you fighting over men that do not appreciate you? Look for one that wants you and you will stop accusing and entire ethnic group of women of thinking they are better than you. Get the one that wants you and stop being loyal to men that dont care about you even if they are your own race... Date outside your race and stop hating other women. Latinas dont hate you. We do not think we are better than u....It is so ridiculous we are all women of color we all struggle... this is pathetic
Had to pause to answer😊😊😊😊....Yes I think All other races of women in Amerikkka think they are superiour to African American Women Idk why tho, I think some of it is from Our Men putting them over us and pumping they heads up but I've even seen Black Women not from the U.S. dog African American Women and look down on US too
As a latín Men who lived in USA, I can tell this country is full with issues... not only about races.
Height issues, money issues, status issues, age issues... and so on... All this hate is happening because USA is a place when most of people is looking for the way to be someone .. If you aren't in the first place in something you are no one... is time to leave this pride behind and fill our heart with love and being humble and kind with everyone...by the way, Latin is not only people who speak Spanish, Italians, Romanians, Portugueses, and French are Latins because all this languages comes from Latin roots... nice video.. greetings from Colombia south America... A country when we have white, black and indigenous people and we don't have so many racial issues as usa..
My brother is the smartest hard working black man i know he also adores black women but they dont adore him back ...reason being is every time my brother dated a black women they basically told him he wasnt thug enough .For a while he dated white women ,but decided to just wait for a good black woman who was smart enough to know a good man and he in fact found her. I believe sometimes its us not always them. In the same breathe black men rejected me more growing up because of my darker skin i always chalked it us as ignorance luckily i have a strong black mother who guided us correctly
Afro-Latino is a new term which doesn't make sense. You can't be Afro-Latino , it's just Latino. You "can be""Afro- Puerto Rican, afro-Dominican or even Afro-Mexican etc. "Afro Latinos" we're always considered "Morenos" in Latin America. Maybe that's way the guy was confused. Facts
I hated Joseline Hernandez 😩. But Joseline looks like you and have your shade of complexion. If they did not condemn her, why will they condemn you if you act the same way? She's a dark skinned black woman like you. I'm a bit lost and I don't understand. And I really don't get why people give Latinas are given the pass for being ractchet. It's disgusting.
No person is superior to another this woman knows that! The truth is always in the comments section! Bottomline this is just another video where a black woman shows how low her self esteem is! Women like this are just enabling the same dangerous and destructive ideologies you have been raised up hearing! And that is to NEVER self reflect, making excuses for your behavior, do not ever take personal responsibility and if all else fails you escape the truth by SELF proclaiming that latino women think they are better than you just because YOU do not have the maturity or self esteem to accept or see the role that you as an individual black woman play in the same stereotype your trying to debunk or deflect! Black woman stop listening and supporting women like this she is not helping you she is the enemy because she is trying to get you to not self reflect and place the blame elsewhere! Any person with common sense knows Latinos or any other race of women have NOTHING to do with the plight or problems of black women this is just childish, immature and pathetic excuse to not be responsible period... It is much easier to follow the herd but more difficult to walk your own path based on the truth! This women is following the herd if you want to be respected as an adult do not follow or support women like this!
Afro-Latinas are not claiming to be Afro-Latinas because it’s trending! First off Latino is NOT a race, it’s an ethnicity. Meaning that a person can be as black as night and be from Cuba, while a person can be as white as snow and still be from Cuba. Latinos have many different races inside of the ethnicity. Since some people (Afro-Latinos) have darker skin tones and non European features, they are more discriminated against than a Latino with blonde hair and blue eyes. We don’t claim it because it’s trending. We claim it because in Latin America we go through racism too.
I am a Latina and I agree with this!! I dealt with this being a black Latina. The issue is many black men fetishize women of lighter skin tones and anything that looks black is not their “preference” but this is a form of racism saying that you prefer anyone but a black woman and ruling all of them out when you came from a black woman is the biggest issue in the black community now. It gives women of other races and skin tones think that they are better than black women. The media has also played a major part in making them believe that beauty is everything but black which is so sad because anything and everything black is beautiful.
Btw not all light skinned Latinas think they are superior (responding to the other comments). Just because there are Hispanics who claim that they are not black it does not matter because they are black and they cannot deny that. Not many Hispanics know they are black and not many schools teach us about our history, event though we are the second group of people that do get discriminated. (there are also some Hispanic people that do not claim they are black because they think being "white" is superior).
Growing up, Hispanic people in my school claimed they were black and the African American children in school were saying that they are not and that they are just trying to be cool. ( I do considered myself an afro Latina, now that I learned more about what is to be Puerto Rican). I do feel bad about black women and that some Hispanics women should not be thinking they are better. ( it is not true at all)
We as a black community have to stop playing into this narrative that was not created by us statistically most black men are married to black women... Love black women let's not ignore this the media is pushing a narrative that we are unloved and unwanted and it's the biggest bunch of BS...
Nothing against "LATINOS" @LeahGordone but I feel like there is a big misconception about how they see us black. Being inferior is only the tip of the iceberg. There shouldn't be I'm better then you mindset in anyone but it exists in their community. So sad
As another viewer mentioned, many of them feel that way and many other women of other races, including biracial women who are half black and multi-racial women who are part black, feel that way. The main two reasons for this are that they see how certain black men publicly bash, disrespect, and disregard black women and they also see how those same black men worship them.
These same black men are all over the comments telling the nastiest lies about us, based on their own experiences, while simultaneously saying that we need to choose more carefully when the same advice could have been given to them. So you had a negative experience with a black woman, or I really don't care how many black women-- you don't have to project that bitterness onto the entire demographic. We are discussing a specific sect of the entire group of black men -- not the whole group.
As far as the black men who despise black women and put other women on a pedestal and the women who truly believe they are better than us but will just as quick tell a lie about how they don't see color and we're all human, they are a lost cause and are dead to me. No one will ever change their minds. They hate us just as much as the racists hate all of us. Let them live and die carrying that twisted mentality all the way to their graves.
If one person spends their life despising another, and the despised person is living their life happily and peacefully without so much as a glance towards them, who wins?
Black Women worry too much about other race women. the insecurity is within. Men have their preferences and you can't guilt trip people into preferring you. that's setting yourself for a lifetime of low self-steem. instead of worrying about who likes them better worry about uplifting yourself and associating with those who value you first...which should be beyond your ethnicity.
Black women should just do what black men do. They want non blacks so you should look for a good man period. There are good men that aren't black. Stop worrying about what a black man doing and go find your own happiness.
You might want to add Latinas in the hood eat popeye's, KFC and McDonald's just like keisha and physically resemble keisha to go with her new found ghetto mentality which is why Tyrone and Daquan have now become their Male of choice. Good riddance, we Latino men will not accept garbage (this new created latina creature in America).
Young Lady for you to be so young and see what is happening out there in this "Messed Up World"! I can listen to you all day. Leah get your radio station or something going so I can tune in to you. I don't watch any "Love and Hip Hop" Leah but I've been around a lot of Latina women and they don't act this way to me and around me. I have a lot of friends that are Latin / Hispanic. They get a lot of the same B.S. that we get so maybe because I don't watch the show I'm not sure about some of what you are talking about. I have never met any Latina that thought or felt like they are any better than anyone else. It seems like you are speaking about these shows, and if they look like "Jennifer Lopez", they are and want to stay as far away from anyone who looks darker than they do. This ignorant guy needs to go south of the boarder and look at people down their, they look like people over in Africa. Check out the racism in Peru, they do "Black Face" over their and insult the African race. You really can't tell the difference between people from Africa and Dominicans, Peruvians, Colombians, Chileans, Venezuelans, Curaçao , and more! Leah I'm a lot older and I have seen and heard a lot. If they pulled a person from all the countries south of the boarder, they didn't speak, you wouldn't know if they are straight out of Africa. You are correct about the Hispanics on television they do not want to associate themselves with someone darker or considered to be African American. They are keeping with that for that pay check. They don't want to end up on the same list as "Eartha Kitt"!
There are towns in Mexico where everyone is of African descent. The Mexican government never paid any attention but since Afro Latinx came to light and everyone started speaking up about it, Mexico FINALLY started to recognize them. I blame their government for not putting any importance to these towns/people in the first place. Almost feels like they still use the caste system:/
Light skin Hispanics don’t consider ourselves black because we are mixed ‼️‼️‼️ We don’t usually identify with the African or “black” culture because in our natural home/family life, we see our light skin European looking family members. A lot of us don’t have African culture involved in our lives so you can’t possibly expect us to identify with just the black race. We are mixed people of every race. I’m Dominican with 2 white looking parents. However, our ancestors are European, African, Asian, Mediterranean and Native American‼️‼️‼️
The title sounds super stupid seeing how THERE ARE WHITE LATINAS AND BLACK LATINAS. WHICH MEANS A BLACK LATINA IS A BLACK WOMAN HER CULTURE IS LATINA. LATINA ISN'T A RACE ITS A CULTURE. PLEASE LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RACE, CULTURE, NATIONALITY, AND ETHNICITY
I think Afro American should keep their Culture from theirselves and. Not try to impost that culture to others . Amara is a big HOAX to Latino Community . Blacks Latinos don’t consider themselves Afro Latinos . I’m from Cuba , black people there are just Cuban , no Afro Cuban , 10 or 20 generations back their ancestros are Cuban . Respect other cultures , because you Afro Americans are racist af
Most Latinos have ZERO Black blood...ZERO. They are either White, Native/Indigenous (Brown), or a mixture of both White and Indigenous. Only a very small percentage have African blood and most of the time ot's less than 8%. With the exception of Blacl/Afro Latinas.
Black people are EXTREMELY UNEDUCATED when it comes to Latinos. Some have a tan because of INDIGENOUS/NATIVE BLOOD NOT NEGROID/BLACK blood. Many Black Americans lack education and are IGNORANT and want everyone to be Black. SO DUMB.
NO, not all Latinas think we are better than black girls! Unfortunately, we have all been brainwashed to believe that the lighter you are, the better you are. In all cultures this is true! For example, in my culture, I'm considered dark skinned, in the black culture, I'm considered light skinned. I've seen and heard a lot of black people diss their own because of how dark they are! In my culture is the same, we grow up being praised for getting a light skin and looked down on for getting a dark/darker skin. I get where Cyn is coming from cuz I have experienced the same, black man tend to cater to Latinas and treat us like Queens. I have also heard from black men that the reason they don't like black girls is cuz "they are loud, crazy". I'm loud and crazy too 🤷🏽♀️
I think you are misinformed on the Afro-Latino subject. The term has been around for years. The Spanish coined the term during the caste system that has dominated central and south America for centuries.
Colorism is common in countries that were colonized by Europeans. Anyone who was closer to the masters complexion was considered better than their darker sisters & brothers. That mentality has been instilled in us generation after generation. There are Latinos that have more African features than Spanish and Native features. Enslaved people are stripped of a sense of self in every nation.
BLACK PEOPLE AND ESPECIALLY BLACK MEN DONT KNOW WHO THEY ARE PERIOD BLACK WOMEN WAS THE FIRST BUT BECAUSE OF SLAVERY AND AMERICIA BRAINWASH WASHING SO THAT IS WHY NO RACES CAN COME CLOSE TO A BLACK QUEEN
I think you should focus on you and thats it. The opinion of others is theirs and not yours. My grandma was black and she used to tell me that if we allow others to affect our emmotions and act on them it only shows my weakness.
Bw defend, exalt, and claim as one of their own, lighter hued and racially ambiguous women like Beyonce, Rhianna and Meagan Markle, but harangue and excoriate, not just black men, but specifically, darker-hued bm for daring to like or prefer those very same phenotypes.
You knuckleheads celebrate and live vicariously through them, but characterize bm are self-haters for doing like wise. Clearly, logic is not you guys fortè
Most blk women chase gangsters& thugs in their prime & when they get used up they want good men or hide & sleep around with chad & tyrone.What she is saying about latino s is true, latinos can be or in some cases worser than blk women.The edge that they have over blk women is they more supportive to their men. Blk women act too masculine in a relationship & a woman that act like that no matter what race is a major turn-off for real men.
I am a light skinned Latina. I have never ever considered myself better than another woman. I know a lot of other latinas and nobody thinks like this. I think it depends on the circle of people you surround yourself with. Please don’t put us all in the same category. I think majority doesn’t feel like this.
No you sisters got it all wrong for the black men dating outside of his race one of the reasons black men like latino women is because they put us on a pedestal and by them being gorgeous women that makes black men feel confident. Take Kylie Jenner non black woman for instance she's just 21 years old and a billionaire she recently married the rapper Travis Scott who has less than her ,however, she still respects his manhood let's be real about it if she was a 21 year old black woman billionaire would she have dated Travis Scott ? I don't think so black women are taught if they have have more than a black male she's above you despite the fact she the weaker sex and she has menstrual cycles and she's created to be docile to a man not challenge is manhood by acting masculine like him black women don't inspire their black men who their with instead they put him down .
There are white Hispanics Afro Hispanics indigenous people that speak Spanish and there are mixed race Hispanics. Now To say a different kind of black woman is more superior than another kind of black woman is kind of redundant. When all of the women there were examples were black women it just so happens that two of the black women parents were from Latin America but they’re black women still. Now there is a narrative amongst black men that dating African-American women has been proven to be very difficult and has had issues and struggles. I myself am a very handsome intelligent educated and very successful African-American man. And I will tell you I’ve dated sisters from the continent of Africa and the Caribbean and Latin America and sisters in the U.S. Now my personal preference or sisters from Africa the Caribbean and Latin America . Why you ask because African-Americans systems have been too difficult even for me to consistently try to build something meaningful with and they sad. No I’m sorry for making my comment in two separate threads But I hit the wrong button but anyhow that’s how I feel and that’s how many brothers for you now I’m not trying to date fully outside of my race by dating white women are indigenous Latin women but the thought has crossed my mind
I will say this there is a double standard when it comes to the way our beautiful black sisters feel versus the way women from other nationalities feel. Now let’s take a step back first off Hispanic is not a race it is a cultural and Linguistic group. It’s not a race there are Afro Hispanics
Yes they do 👌🏾💯 And I’m here to let them know that NO YOU’RE NOT.... Plus they don’t know their history long enough to know if they’re BLACK😂🤣😅 Because some of them are darkness and hair thicker than most blacks...... If and when they’re are dating our boys that still makes us the black woman 👩🏾 the Shinit period blank and NEXT........ How are they going to think they’re better but dates a black man that a black woman birthed??? 💯
We started doing that when we had identity crisis because of how we look and speak don’t match up to outsiders. Racism and colorism happened different in each country. Anyone who has melanin and African ancestry is Afro-___. I think the trouble is how blackness is counted in our community. Why is it that black people cant go by their heritage and ethnic, yet whites can still be consider Polish, Latin, Italian and French, but blacks cannot. Not all black people are just in Africa and America and they experience is different being black, not “foreign”
Great content, great examples, and all the comments by the intellectual and beautiful women in the comment section actually woke me up. I never knew that our melinated women were having such a struggle all around the world.
Oh wow I never knew black women were having such a difficult time finding black men that will genuinely love them and see them as their equal. Black women are doing so much to be accepted by their own men nowadays wearing blonde wigs, straight hair wigs, pretty makeup, nails done nice outfits. I personally love black women and yes I have dated interracially also. The music videos and hip hop culture is subconsciously teaching us how to view each other and how to treat each other we are brainwashed the more we feed into these music videos and drama shows. I must say that as a black man we have the choice to choose and most of us aren't choosing to treat our women right and that's why black men and women are the most disrespected race everywhere on the planet. I personally would like to say that I'm sorry for mistreating and neglecting our women and I plan on doing better.
We are Queens and the first to be royalty on the planet. It is of no consequence to me what a Latin woman believes because they are partially black. Latin is not a race it is a language. Only 3 races exist the rest are derivatives there of. Know you worth and know yourself and be yourself. For over 400 years the world has not and will not be kind to us. Moving forward we well press on.
Most Latinas have ZERO BLACK BLOOD. Black people please stop dayig this RIDICULOUS LIE. Most Latinas are White, Mestizo (mixed white and indigenous blood NOT BLACK), or Indidgenous. Than LASTLY Afro Latinas. Why are Black people saying this are they that DUMB? The non Afro Latinas or are tan get that color from INDIGENOUS BLOOD NOT NEGROID BLOOD. TOO MANY IGNORANT AND UNEDUCATED PEOPLE OUT THERE.
They been knowing afro Latinos existed... they just separate themselves from it... I thank God I'm carribean because it puts you in the know... celia Cruz is one of the most famous AFRO LATINAS ever known and she been around for ever.
Leah I barely comment on YouTube however I had to this time I watched two of your videos and you are the first person to hit the nail on the head when it comes to this topic. Most dark skin women try to be politically correct when they address this issue🙄 any ways I am a darker skin Haitian woman and all my life I have been looked down upon by everyone including "Afro-latinas(os)" so I totally agree with you! I just wanted to share with you that you are not alone in this world that shits on darker skin women.I am a musician who's been told to succeed I need to bleach I was even asked to ghost sing for a lighter artist and the list goes on! Thanks for educating the public on this matter🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿
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