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20229, Black/Hispanic Relations
Posted by RexLongfellow, Mon Nov-06-00 01:45 PM
I grew up around hispanic people, so I pretty much have a good relationship with them. My grandmother is hispanic, along with my uncle's wife. When I went to high school in North Jersey, I didn't notice any tension between them. I almost went out with a Puerto Rican girl in high school (fucked that up, but that's another story), but when I met her moms, I noticed that she had black people all around her and loved it. I guess it depends on where you go.

But there are some hispanic people that don't like black people. My boy (half black, half filipino) went to a predominately hispanic college, and since they didn't think he was black, a lot of hispanic people told him how they didn't like black people...needless to say, he didn't roll with them after that. When I went to Texas, I noticed that what peeps say about the black-mexican relationship is pretty much true, there's a lot of tension there.

Funny thing is, I honestly don't know why. I know of a few hispanic people that don't like black people because of a bad experience with one black person, and they generalize (sad but true), but for the most part, I don't see why there is any tension.

I see more tension between Trinidadians and Jamaicans than Blacks and Hispanics. The Caribbean is where the tension is