Being Latinx in Comics: Ignorance, Erasure, Whitewashing, Oh My!

Just signal boosting this because, this is much the same issue that Asian Americans are dealing with when it comes to representation in media, and its tremendously informative for those of us who are confused by the terms Hispanic and Latinx.

And an addendum:

http://colorwebmag.com/2016/08/02/for-lisa-turtle-on-being-black-beautiful-and-still-not-enough/

 

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What does it mean to be Latinx in comics?

It’s a question I’ve been asking myself for a while now. Growing up snatching up whatever scraps of Latinx representation I could even if it meant settling for stereotypes, whitewashing, secondary character status (if lucky), and their stories ending in death. This is a plight many fans of color and other marginalized peoples can relate to. In comics, Latinx characters are often Latinx in name only, Spanish characters being positioned or promoted as Latinx characters, whitewashed, or having their Latinx identities erased.

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