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Posted on Feb 7th, 2012
re: Thor Has Swim Parties With Matt Damon. Why Not? (13 comments)

Oh and, for the record, this might come as a shock to some of you, but neither are Penélope Cruz or Paz Vega “latin” either. People from Spain come from different barbarian tribes ( pre-roman) such as vándalos, alanos, íberos ( iberians), fenicians and celts, to name a few. Then the Romans occupied the Iberian Peninsula, which they called Hispania. But more recently, for seven centuries and up to the 13th century, Spain was massively occupied by the Moors. So, hopefully this will help you see that our ethnic background differs from that of the people you call “Latin”. They descend from their own rich ethnicity or native South American people, sometimes mixed with Spanish, Portuguese or other European ancestry-but sometimes just bearing names from Spain or Portuguese origin, imposed on their ancestors by the bloody conquistadores. Different cultures, different people. Not better or worse. And here concludes the geography/history lecture of the day. Obviously a lot of North Americans don’t get taught this in school, so…just filling the gap for you. You’re most welcome.

Posted on Feb 7th, 2012
re: Thor Has Swim Parties With Matt Damon. Why Not? (13 comments)

@Juan Carlos & Topher: In fact, us Spaniards are not “Latin”, we’re european! Caucasian european. Plus Elsa Pataki ( born in Spain, EUROPE) like myself, also has a hungarian parent. How does that make us “latin”? And this is not racism. If I’d been born in, say, Puerto Rico, I’d be proud to be Latina and offended if someone called me “spanish”. I just don’t understand why and how americans constantly confuse people from two different continents…