Jessica Alba: Don’t Call Me A Latina!!

: MediaTakeOut.com has learned that Hispanics are up in arms about some comments made by Jessica Alba in a rent issue of Para Todos magazine. It turns out that in the article, Jessica denied her Hispanic heritage.

Below are some quotes from the recent interview. Guess sellouts come in all races, and sizes.

Alba is my last name and I'm proud of that. But that's it. My grandparents were born in California, the same as my parents, and though I may be proud of my last name, I'm American. Throughout my whole life, I've never felt connected to one particular race or heritage, nor did I feel accepted by any. If you break it down, I'm less Latina than Cameron Diaz, whose father is Cuban. But people don't call her Latina because she's blonde.

Here are some of Jessica's other quotes concerning her ethnicity:

"I've got cousins galore. Mexicans just spread all their seeds. And the women just pop them out."

"My grandfather was the only Mexican at his college, the only Hispanic person at work and the only one at the all-white country club. He tried to forget his Mexican roots, because he never wanted his kids to be made to feel different in America. He and my grandmother didn't speak Spanish to their children. Now, as a third-generation American, I feel as if I have finally cut loose."

"My whole life, when I was growing up, not one race has ever accepted me, ... So I never felt connected or attached to any race specifically. I had a very American upbringing, I feel American, and I don't speak Spanish. So, to say that I'm a Latin actress, OK, but it's not fitting; it would be insincere."

"My grandfather was the only one in our family to go to college. He made a choice not to speak Spanish in the house. He didn't want his kids to be different."

"[Before] I always felt like such an outcast and now I feel like people are more diverse ethnically. I was always self conscience of my puffy lips and darker skin when I was a kid, because I felt like I didn't fit in. And now its mainstream, and color isn't as big of a deal and if anything its better."

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misssugar23
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she looks pretty darn latino to me


stefy7
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she is spanish why us she trying to diss her heritage thats od


bew-t
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She's dark as h-e-l-l. Me and her are the same color and I'm black...so - duh??? Be proud Jessica!!! Your grandfather IS HISPANIC - so therefore it's in your blood - like it or not!


tmarti30
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whoooooaaaaaa! as a latina- a proud latina- also born in Cali this young lady needs some serious help! I understand what she is saying about her grandparents trying to be American and not speak Spanish- it was a different time- my Mama was not allowed to speak Spanish in public- only at home. Not speaking English well was considered uneducated. However- Miss Alba seems embarrassed by her heritage. She really needs to go back and do some research...California, Texas, New Mexico & Arizona were all Mexico- not that long ago. Many of us did not cross the border as the stereotype suggests..the border crosssed us! White people took my families land- as they did to Native Americans...our histories are very simular to other people of colors' in this country. Therefore, I have always embraced my ethnicity and other ethnicities as well. Although- not everybody is going to accept a person esp. if they can't put them in a racial category...ultimately NOBODY is pure anything anymore! Read and Research, Jessica-there are many of us with simular backgrounds...and we are Proud!


HypeNwild
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LMFAO @ spread seeds and pop them out. That shit was too funny.


SexyKimmie
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She's VERY HISPANIC she needs to shut her want to be white butt up!


ace
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WOW! She did sell out her own race she should not be ashamed of background.


MissBensonifurnasty
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This is very disturbing!!


mzblessed1
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If she really said that she is gonna catch the mother of all backlashes from the Latino community.


strawcream
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Jessica done got the Hollywood bug! Deny! Deny! Deny! There is nothing wrong with being a Latina my family is hispanic and yes they breed babies like the house on fire! I can't tell you how many babies my cousin has by this PR woman. She drop one then she is knocked up again and again very pretty children. Mexicans are consider a lower class of people in hollywood for their poor country and low earnings. There is nothing to be ashame of you should embrace who you are rather than deny who you really are..


ladylibra22
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she is such a sellout...she in hollywood and ow she think she white.


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2BTrue
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The white community is not gonna accept her as AMERICAN...cmon, get real...she will need to fall back on the Latino community. I dont care how many whack movies and CDs, J-Ho made she never dissed the Latino community even when she portrayed white people in her whack movies, she knew she signed her check Jennifer LOPEZ, not Lohan. Even Christina Aguilera hasnt forgotten her roots and she look white! Tell me how you are gonna live in CALI and say you are NOT Mexican...its not like she lives in South Dakota or Minnesota...so whack!


Mimi
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Wow, that's one confused and very disturbed young lady...so if she's not latina then what race is she, or how does she classify herself? Yes, we're all Americans, but we can't get by in this society by just being "American", if that was the case then there wouldn't be any racism or inequalties, that's why Uncle Sam has us classfiied into different groups...white, black, hispanic, etc, so that we all as "Americans" know our place and how we fit into the whole scheme of things...so for her to say that she's just American is pretty dumb and ignorant, hell we're all Americans...She should embrace who she is because at the end of the day that's the one thing that no one can take away from her...I'm not Latina or Hispanic but I've always admired thier culture and heritage, and feel that they are a truly beautiful group of people...Hell, I'm African (Ethiopian) and all my life I've dealt with negative stereotypes and ignorance about Africa and Africans, but I still hold my head up high, and wouldn't change a thing about who I am...I truly feel sorry for her, she seems to have been brainwashed from a very early age, and I really can't blame her, I blame her elders...She obviously wasn't taught to love herself from an early age and that's a crime...but regardless of how she sees herself, most people will still see her as a latina, a beautiful, but confused one at that....SMH...


M_I_L_F
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IM NOT TRYNA DEFEND HER BUT I THINK WHAT SHE IS TRYNA SAY IS CAUSE SHE WAS RAISED HAS AN AMERICAN SHE THINKS THATS WHAT SHE IS AND BY BEING REJECTED BY EVERY RACE SHE IS TAKING THAT ANGER OUT ON HER OWN CAUSE SHE FEELS THEY SHOULD HAVE STEPPED UP...THE FUNNY THING IS MY FATHER IS D.REPUBLIC BUT I CONSIDER MY SELF BLACK CAUSE I WAS 5 ME MOM TOOK ME FROM HIM SO I DONT KNOW ANYMORE SPANISH ALL IKNOW IS AMERICAN THINGS BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN ITRY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MY OTHER HALF...LATINO AND BLACKS HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON TIL I JUST WENT WITH WHAT I KNOW. I ALWAYS THOUGHT SHE WAS A SMART GIRL BUTAFTER THOSE STATEMENTS, IT JUS SHOWS IF SOMEONE CONTINUE TO BLAME THIER CHILDHOOD THEY COULD NEVER GROW INTO AN ADULT.



toomuchbooti02
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That is really sad! "If you don't know where you came from, you will never know where you are going". She is simply the white culture's new hot thing, but white people are very fickle. "What hot today is not tomorrow!" So she needs to be very careful about how she treats her culture, because when the white throw you away (and they will some!) We'll see how Latina she really is.


sickcheapo
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and i thought she was stupid, but people shes saying everyone here came from somewhere and if we as a culture keep separating ourselves by saying im black or im irish or im gay or im whatever we will put up to many walls around the one simple fact, that we are all american. you could get political with this as well, "divide and conquer" is the way the rich will keep all the regular people down. think about that!!!!!!!!!!!


torrei
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The problem starts from childhood. I am a brownskin woman and married a chocolate man. My daugther is chocolate and I love it. I tell her everyday she is beautiful and to embrace her dark skin. If Blacks and Latinas would start excepting themselves for what God made them than they would not feel like they have to conform to this white world. Once you learn to love yourself than you will be ok in your own skin.


M_I_L_F
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@TOOMUCHBOOTI02 I TOTALLY AGREE


libra_miss
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tmarti and Mimi, I agree whole-heartedly with both of your posts. I think it's sickening when a person denies thier heritage in lieu of becoming more acceptable in white society. So many races are guilty of that, but it's disheartening no matter which race does it. Have we been so brainwashed that we really believe the "white way" is the ONLY way to go and if we don't fit in, then that means that something must be wrong with us? Pretty sad.


libra_miss
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@sickcheapo, regardless of your interpretation of what she's trying to say or how much you agree with her, the truth of the matter is that we are all different races. Just because one chooses not to label oneself as any particular race doesn't mean that everyone else will follow suit.


ilovemykids4eva
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I understand where she's coming from. White Americans whose heritages come from Europe don't call themselves European Americans. Are they all embracing their European culture? My father is from South America and he had so many hardships when he came to this country that he didn't want his children to have the same fate. He married an American woman and had me. People look at me and can't tell what I am. My father never taught me Spanish either. I don't believe that she's dissing the Latin community. She wasn't brought up as a Latina and she doesn't want to disrespect the Latin community by saying that she is Latina. She's not trying to be phony. She said that her grandfather was Mexican. She didn't say that her whole family was Mexican. I don't understand why people are making such a big deal out of all of this.


THE_WAY
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Obviously her family has had some deep seeded issues regarding their heritage stemming back to her grandfather. That's a shame. It's only the weak and insecure indivuals who demand that you deny your heritage in order to join their group.It's really sad. She should be proud of who she is. She's better looking then blond Cameron Diaz and a lot of blond hollywood actresses anyway.Being a plain white American is NOT something to aspire to in the least. That's why they attempt to brain wash us into thinking that every chance they get in the media. If these statements are true it's hard to respect her.


M_I_L_F
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@SICKCHEAPO true in theearly days that seperation stuff got us at a stand still, but i feel if we seperate as a race it would really glue our feet to the ground. we live in a society where even if we did'nt seperate ourself due to the color we are already seperates us. i been in most organization were we stand strong together and luv all, but if you dont know who you are that means your a one man army in this many different race war. so you gotta know who you are and stand strong as an individual amost many of your culture. i not saying hate or seperate just find who you are.


M_I_L_F
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i wonder if she was'nt rich how would she fill out a job application??? unless they had a ignorant section


raidyl
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SHE'S A VERY PRETTY GIRL, BUT THATS HOW SHE WAS RAISED FOR GENERATIONS, BUT IT SHOULD STOP SOMEWHERE, GIRL U DON'T AND AREN'T PASSING FOR WHITE, AND THERE MAY BE LITTLE GIRLS LOOKING UP TO YOU, YOU MAY THINK ITS OK BUT DO YOU REALLY WANT THEM TO FORGET ABOUT THERE HERITAGE, I AM A PROUD BLACK AMERICAN MY MOM ALWAYS TOLD US TO SUPPORT OUR HERTIAGE AND CULTURE ITS IN MY FAMILY TO NEVER FORGET WHO WE ARE AND WHERE WE CAME FROM AND LIKE TOOMUCHBOOTIE SAID "IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU CAME FROM, WHERE ARE YOU GOING?" ITS ALOT OF LATINA STARS TO BE PROUD OF, BUT AT THE SAME TIME ITS ALOT OF POLITICAL PROBLEMS GOING ON WITH LATINAS AS WELL, SO MY ? IS WOULD SOMEONE LIKE THAT STAND TALL AND PROUD OR WAS SHE TAUGHT TO TURN AWAY, SAD GIRL, CAUSE HOW WILL PEOPLE RESPECT HER IF SHE CAN'T RESPECT HER PEOPLE? SHE NEEDS TO TALK TO ROSIE PEREZ!!!


mzrepresented
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No wonder for Fantastic Four they lightened her skin and gave her blond hair and blues...it makes since now


iloveyou
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well im latina..and she makes us all look bad..I have never and will never deny my race.


janaysthename
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IN MY OPINION WE ALL WHERE BRAINWASHED CULTURELY TO STAND TOGETHER. BUT I DONT THINK SHE IS TRYNA TO DENY HER HERTIAGE. SHE'S AN AMERICAN AND IM AN AMERICAN. BUT IF U TOLD SOMEONE IN BRITAIN OR IN AUSTRAILIA TO DRAW A PICTURE OF AN AMERICAN THEY WOULD MOST LIKELY DRAW A WHITE MAN IN A SUIT. AND MEAN AND EVERY ONES RACIST BE FOREAL U SEE CAMERON GOT BLONDE HAIR. IF SHE TOLD ONE OF THE LATINOS THAT SHE IS HALF LATINO YALL WOULD MOST LIKELY TRY TO JUMP HER FOR LYING. AND LIKE BLACK PEOPLE I KNOW ALOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE MIXED WITH BLACK BUT DONT LOOK IT. AND PEOPLE WILL BE QUICK TO SAY THEY PURPORTRATING SORRY IF I SPELLED IT WRONG. BUT HEY MAYBE SHE DIDNT SAY IT THAT WHY U KNOW HOW MTO BITCH ASSES IS LOL


iloveyou
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I dont think she meant it the way she said it was. Shes like mexican / white..lol she doesnt speak spanish so hmm..Im fluent in it so idk..



faceman417
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And I thought it was only white ppl that had a probem with someone accepting their heritage. WE are all Americans but we are also all immigrants. Only the native americans can call themselves the true ancestors of this land. Her nationality is American yet her heritage is Latino. For her to deny publicy is spitting in the face of all other young latina girls who have dreams and aspitations to make it big in such an industry who's only stars is her, JLo and Eva Longoria. Imagine if Selena lived and how she would have been on of the first who set path for latinas. I am an American but my heritage is African. Therefore I am African American. I see no problem with white ppl who want to respect their heritage such as the Irish, polish and Italian.


yeah_and
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This b1tch needs to go sit the fvck down someplace.


kkmarble
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Im embarassed for her that she actually said this in public its a difference to have this opinon about yourself and your family but then talk about to the press... she has issues with herself if youre denying where you come from me and my family come from trinidad and i wouldnt change that for the world i appreciate identifying with another culture .. Alba gurll you done lost it


TytianaCS
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She should be very careful with what she's saying because what she denies now will eventually come back around to bite her right in her latina a** when she will need it the most!!


vanilla_one
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I have to agree with the other comment about when the "hollywood americans" throw her ass out the "pool party", let's see how Latina she be then. You should never ever be ashamed of your heritage I don't give a damn what they stereotype it to be. Then she said: "I was always self conscience of my puffy lips and darker skin when I was a kid, because I felt like I didn't fit in" .....please well,welcome to the african american side of the fence honey. Cause we've lived with this all our lives and we've never "fit in" according to white america so don't sell your self or in your case, your ethnicity to fit in with "them" cause they don't want you neither.


girlygirl
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Ok, you're white....YOU HAPPY NOW?


Exceptional
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It's sad that some people are ashamed of their Heritage, where they come from, the struggle of their ancestors. That's to bad that she was taught to be ashamed of where she came from her culture.


PreppyNoir
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I agree with what a lot of people are saying. I feel like she shot herself in the foot by the way she made her case. She reduced any Mexican heritage down to her last name and cut off many Latina girls (and other ethnically diverse girls) who look up to her. She could have acknowledged her Mexican heritage more strongly while explaining why she doesn't feel connected to it. The part where she feels like she was not accepted by any race seems pretty important. I agree with how fickle the "mainstraeam" is. Did y'all see Alex Haley's Queen? Queen finally gets "found out" and rejected by whites and goes running into a black church screaming that she is Negro. If Jessica burns her bridges with the Hispanic/Latino communities, where is she going to run when white Hollywood has decided her time is up?


darkman
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the girl is still cute but she needs some serious help lol


Crossnation
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Wow, I would think living in Cali you would be very proud of your heritage, My homeboy lives there and he say it's filled with Hispinics, this was not a smart comment by Alba..but look at how she was brought up to believe she was American, last time I checked that's not an Nationality....Alba you need to do some serious soul searching....what happens when the white man don't need you anymore and you can't get acting gigs, then you'll be claiming Latina then....


spatemag
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She not the only one that denies her race. She won't be the last Antoine www.spatemag.com


gigi2007
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these actresses use their heritage or lack of one whenever it suits them..shes probably frustrated that shes not getting the types of roles that white actresses are getting and so now she wants to tell the world shes not really latina..Hollywood hyped her as a latina during that whole latin explosion back in 99-'02(J-Lo, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony..)..she didnt mind back then because it was getting her a lot of attention, roles and magazine covers..but now, shes getting roles that suck like Fantastic Four and no one takes her as a serious actress..people and Hollywood are quick to label her Latina when shes really less than a quarter latina..if she doesnt feel latina, she doesnt feel it..she was never taught to be proud of her heritage and I feel bad for her, but we cant force her to claim something thats not in her heart and really, shes less latina by blood than her other races..the only think I disagree with is using your heritage just to benefit yourself..you should be proud at all times..she came from a mixed family that was ashamed of its Mexian side and taught her to sweep it under the rug and just act white..I know A LOT of families like that..we cant blame her too much, we can just feel sorry for her because the latin culture is such a beautiful one and she will never appreciate it-until she needs to get a good role, then she may claim us again


jwinters61
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She's half right. She IS American. But so is Jennifer Lopez. I think what it comes down to is more of a black / white issue. She likes white guys fellas. We can take her off the list now. I'm not going to waste my time lusting over someone who wouldn't give me a chance because of the color of my skin. So when the white guys all say that they don't want her anymore because her butt is too big, lips are too full, and they are tired of us 'brothers' acting like we see a glimpse of 'us' in her, we should all remind her that SHE'S WHITE... (I mean American.) Either way, if this is an issue, no matter how good that butt looks - she's an a$$!


ehimenfishy
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Jessica Alba was born in Pomona, California, to Mark Alba (who is of Mexican descent), and Catherine Jensen (who is of French and Danish ancestry. Going by everyone classifications, she is half European, half Mexican. Many people seem to forget that there is a big difference between ethnicity and race. There at least three races: mongoloid, negroid, and Caucasian. And there is French, Latino, Yoruba of Nigeria, Zulu of South Africa etc. Even if she were Mexican, there are white , native and black Mexicans. Furthermore, Jessica was brought up in a family with different cultures . As she alluded, not being French, Danish or Mexican was emphasized in her family when she grew up, but American. Do you blame her? If her family had decided to make the issue of race or culture significant, would she have had a torn home? There are a lot of people who are brought up to be American first. Because, after all, almost every person is of mixed heritage in this country: Indian, English, from the African continent, Spanish etc. More so, Chalize Theron is South African and also American, would you consider her as an African American?


hzlhoneydew
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she can feel anyway she wants to about herself she doesn't have to accept any culture if she doesn't want to that's her right, same goes for religion. most people believe in got but they don't have to go to church to prove it. so she doesnt have to claim a race to prove she's latina or mexican or whatever she is. she doesnt owe that to anybody. she doesnt really sound like she is selling out she just sounds like she wants to be identified as a person and not a race. whats wrong with that? NOTHING



phatpocketchick
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I dont think theres anything wrong with what she says. Jessica Alba clearly stated that her grandfather didnt raise them to be familiar with their culuture. I dont think shes bashing people of the Hispanic culture, and if anyone got offended by the popping out kids statement that was probably taken out of context. We all crack jokes about the sterotypes our cultures deal with. Why cant people take this as her breaking down the race barriers and thinking of herself and others just as "people" not black people, white people ,etc....


Outdafakeonz
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What I see wrong with it is that her Grandfather was the Mexican equivalent of the "house negro" who wanted to act more white and be more like "massa" to be accepted. I am a 2nd generation Latina. I consider myself an AMERICAN first, yes I am proud to be born & raised in this country that allows us to do pretty much what we want to. HOWEVER, i have NEVER denied my latino background. MY mom is Puerto Rican, my father Honduran. I dont care if u speak spanish or not that is not the issue. My parents came here and taught THEMSELVES English but made it a point to teach me to read/write/speak Spanish as well. I am DAMN PROUD to be Latina She is obviuosly ashamed of her heritage and has been brainwashed by her Uncle Tom Grandpapy. By the way, why is she being noticed? Because of her beautiful ethnic features thats why.. Way to go Alba u bum bytch! So your grandfather and u think there is something wrong with being different? I think being different is what makes us all special. So what she is half white. Can u see Amerie didding Koreans or dissing her black side? She could go either way on that one. How bout Halle Berry? She was raised by her WHITE mother and doesnt deny it for but FULLY embraces her black side proudly. FYI that 2nd, 3rd generation shyt she is talking about is bullshyt. Eva Mendez, J-lo, Eva Longoria, are all 2nd or 3rd generation Latinas, but when it comes time to rep whatever nationality flag they come from, they say it loud & proud. How many Black Americans are like 3, 4, 5 even 6 generation African? That like them saying dont call me Black. Im American now!!! I used to like her until I found out what an idiot she is. I hate this bytch!!


IllBeYourThinspo
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Wow. From generation to generation. Her grandfather hated his heritage and now her. I'm through with her. I will never watch another one of her movies. Mexicans are hot!!!


Tiniva
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This perra needs to va la cogida misma. This is stupid, ignorant and sad.


Outdafakeonz
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By the way Mexicans, as well as many Central and South Americans derive from Native American (Aztec, Myan, Inca, etc)ancestry. America isnt just North America. And Caribbeans derive from Taino and Caribbean Indians. So the white man miscategorized us by labeling us "Hispanic" or "Latino" some just happen to have been diluted when the SPanish conquistadors raped us and brought the slaves in who mixed w/ the Indians as well in Central & South America. But MOST Latinos from those parts consider themselves Native American Indian race by blood. So when a Latino hears that they are NOT a race we generally have a problem with it. After all Native American is a category in the race section. And Thats what alot of Latinos consider themselves (Native North, Central and South AMERICAN) and take it very offensively when someone says Latino is not a race. Chez whitey just ended up lableing us Latino or hispanic just cuz we speak mainly Spanish.


Mahogany_74
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I'm not surprised. Let's all remember a few things. 1) This is a county that cheerfully embraces people who deny their heritage all the time no matter who knows what (Vin Diesel, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Beals, Carol Channing, Meg Tilley, Tiger Woods, Raquel Welch, etc.). Nothing in the world has broken their stride and we prove that every day when we reach out and support them. So why should Jessica Alba be any different? What harm is there, really, in denying your heritage? Nothing that I can see. 2) The only time these people raise the flag is when it is convenient. Trust me, it'll happen soon enough. Hopefully we won't get amnesia. 3) I don't know why anyone is shocked. There are many black men out there who put down black women in words and action and we still support them (musicians, actors, atheletes, politicians, and everyday men on the street). There are many Latinos that do the same. Like black people, they welcome white people with open arms and then disparage their own. Now why can't she expect the same love? I'm not surprised that she said those things because we have created a comfortable and accepting environment for her to hold these beliefs. She's right. The world has changed.


gigi2007
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I totally agree that her ethnic looks is what got her noticed..I feel bad for Cameron Diaz because she looks like a straight up caucasian and didnt reap the benefits of looking ethnic and unique..she looks like every other white actress although shes half latina..like I said, Jessica is just frustrated because shes not getting the roles that Cameron Diaz is getting..she has to resort to being the "hot chick" in lesser known movies because she looks too ethnic and people dont know what to cast her as..you can plop Cameron Diaz in any movie and she will fit in..Jessica wont..or maybe the truth is, Jessica isnt that great of an actress..Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek look very ethnic and have thick spanish accents but they have BOTH receieved Oscar nominations during their career and have had respectable roles in movies..so maybe Jessica needs to blame her talent and not her looks for not getting the roles she wants..plus, if BIG BOOTY J-lo can make it in the biz, that should give everyone hope who doesnt fit the white stereotypical actress


Outdafakeonz
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Gigi2007 Hey girl!!-lol Yes I believe the answer is "B". She simply is just not that great an actress. She's actually pretty bad...Damn J-lo played an Italian chick in "the wedding planner" so Alba needs to stop!. I think J-Lo sux as a singer and she will never be at Penelope or Salma's level, but her acting is way better than Alba's. Plus she is a self hater bred by her self hating father & grandparents. She's always talking shyt to get attention Alba once said she HATES her curves and wishes she was taller & skinnier. She also once compared her azz to J-Lo's lol and says she hates it. Personally her booty aint big. Its just like Mya's booty. Its like flattened out on top and folds over at the bottom to make it look like she has azz. She haz hips though but she's anorexic (which she also admitted to) I wish she would just roll over and shut the fk up!


PinkTequila
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Outdafakeonz I agree with you. I'm pretty damned mad after readding this. I been gone for two days and come back and see this? lol I gotta run to my Katt Williams concert right now but I will be back tonight to add my 2cents.


Godwell
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THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR GRANDPARENTS ARE SELLOUTS AND PEOPLE TREAT YOU LIKE CRAP FOR BEING MIXED. AM I MIXED? NO, BUT I HAVE TEASED PEOPLE TO THE BRINK OF TEARS WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. IN RETROSPECT, I FEEL TERRIBLE ABOUT IT, BUT IT IS WHAT IT WAS. AS FAR AS ALBA...SHE NEEDS TO GO FIND HERSELF...ITS NOT TOO LATE. SELF HATE SEEMS TO BE BRED AND NURTURED INTO HER BEING, BUT SOME OF YOU SAVAGES CHOOSE TO TURN YOUR BACK ON YOUR CULTURE AS ADULTS. So before you cast stones, test your own self knowledge of your culture. AND I DO NOT MEAN MARTIN LUTHER KING EITHER!


Outdafakeonz
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Oh another thing ALBA U DUMBASS: California WAS Mexico until the Euro settlers took over the land. So was New Mexico, Arizona Texas. The European took YOUR forefathers land and pushed them further back into cental america and brainwashed u to think it was theirs and that u are now a guest in THEIR land.. THis bicth was obvoulsy too pretty to pick up a book in school and just got by on her looks apparently!


gigi2007
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Whats good Outdafakeonz! lol..giiiirrrl Jessica is trippin..its a shame that her family views being Mexican as a dirty secret..Im not mexican but its such rich culture to be proud of..Americans have made a mockery of them by stereotyping them and treating them like 3rd class citizens..lets keep it real, that Taco Bell dog did nothing to enhance the culture and Speedy Gonzalez did even less..if I was her I would be screamin HELL YEAH IM LATINA! all of the actresses today have nothing unique about them that distinguishes them from the bunch..she has a beauty that was attained from her mixture..and I remember her saying she hated her curves..WHAT CURVES??? shes always been a size 0 or 2 the most..what curves does this chick think she has? maybe to the other anorexic chicks, having a little hump classifies as being thick or curvy but I LAUGH at her categorizing herself with J-Lo..she needs to sit down..shes young and famous so she lives in her own little LA LA LAND, hopefully she will snap out of it one day


HauteCoutureDiva
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Well, she's Latina and white (so I read in IN STYLE this month). So she's half and half. But I have no clue why she would want to deny the Latina part of her heritage. Maybe she's been in Hollywood too long.


Dannygog
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Jessica Alba is just another casualty of white supremacy. Particularly that which permeates that place that we know as Hollyweird, uh I mean Hollywood. The truth of the matter is that the Caucasian is not ancient or indigenous anywhere. He simply occupied someone else's territory. After all he's only been on the planet for approximately 6,000 years.(making this whole argument over immigration just as ridiculous as it is fraudulent) JA needs to obtain a copy of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship of 1787. It essentially gives the United States of America (Corporation) permission to do commerce on indigenous territories. It is the oldest treaty in force as it has to be signed every 50 years. The last time being in 1986. Hawaii and Alaska did not re-sign the Treaty and Hawaii is once again a kingdom.(one of the world's best kept secrets) Ever wonder why Hawaii does not accept U.S. postal money orders anymore? Anyhow so-called blacks, latinos, mexicans, and asians are included in this Treaty. Remember Malcolm said that the struggle should not be for civil rights but for human rights. But these groups must claim and insure that the Treaty is enforced then they will have international rights and immunities. Poor JA,I guess she thinks Christopher Columbus discovered "America" too. Remember JA, the next time you call yourself an "American" "America" traverses from Alaska to Chile.


Mom2Girls
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Well. I understand her not feleing connetced or accepted because many people who look and are of mixed races feel that way...and if she does not identify with being Latin then thats her business, but she does come off a little harsh, must be a sore subject for her. I don't think people should throw stones at her just yet. Maybe she has a history that explains her harshness??



Yallneed2stop
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THAT'S A PRIME EXAMPLE OF SELF HATE PEOPLE. SHE AIN'T THE ONLY ONE THAT DON'T CHECK THEIR REAL RACE ON PAPERWORK.IT'S SOME BROKE FOOLS AROUND AMERICA THAT DO THE SAME S/H/I/T!


Rin246
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I use to like this B*tch but now she just stupid. I wish she was so ashamed of her mexican heriage, I GUESS THE HO WON'T TO BE WHITE SO BAD BUT SHE WILL NEVER BE WHITE TO WHITE AMERICA!!!!! STUPID HO!!!!!


raidyl
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@janaysthename IT WASN'T THAT WE WERE BRAINWASHED TO STAND UP FOR ALL CULTURE OR HERITAGE, MORE LIKE TO BE PROUD!!I DON'T THINK BRAINWASHED WAS THE RIGHT WORD.I AM VERY BROUD TO BE YES A "BLACK AMERICAN" I SEE MYSELF AS AN AMERICAN, BUT LIKE SOMEONE ELSE SAID IT DOESN'T STOP THERE. EVERYONE IS INTITLED TO THERE OWN OPINION, I'M JUST PROUD OF MY HERITAGE AND MY ROOTS AND I "INSTILL" THIS KNOWLEDGE IN MY CHILDREN SO THEY KNOW WHERE THEY CAME FROM AND THE STRENGTH THEY HAVE NEVER TO GIVE UP, I JUSTWISH JESSICA ALBA AND OTHER PEOPLE HAD PARENTS THAT "INSTILLED" THAT IN THEIR CHILDREN THEN WE WOULDN'T HAVE PEOPLE LIKE THIS IN THE WORLD JUST MY THOUGHTS ON YOUR COMMENT


Daywalker
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Why are we(BLACK PEOPLE)even talking about this.Latino's don't want anything to do with us,But they have the same problems we have.I really could care less about her.If she wants to be White and corny cool.If you are really bothered by what she said DON'T PAY TO SEE ANY MORE OF HER MOVIES.


SoThenISaid
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^^ That's just silly. Screw that shallow, ignorant b*tch. Doesn't she know that being bilingual is something to be proud of, if not professionally advantageous? She shunned speaking Spanish, what a dummy. Nobody is taking away from her American upbringing but to be ashamed of her clear Latin roots makes her look like harbors self-hatred. Someone above said white-supremacy mentality got the better of her - I agree. I've never liked her, couldn't figure out why, not that I analyzed it or anything, but now the puzzle piece has been put into place. She's a loser.


Outdafakeonz
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Daywalker I guess your not from New York.. Or Jersey, or Florida for that matter.. Tell that "latinos dont want nothing to do with us" to all the black/latino kids running through mine and other neighborhoods in NYC. All I saw growing up in my generation was Latino's dating Blacks & vice-versa (myself included) some ended up having kids together, some got married, some just ended up as just friends. My boy moved down to Ft Lauderdale & he says its the same shyt down there. Even growing up many kids in my high school were 1/2 black 1/2 latino. Its a misconception that Latinos dont want to associate w/ Black because of a few idiots, but lets not generalize just like Alba is doing up there..


2much2handle
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SHE NEEDS TO BE TRYING TO BE CONNECTED WITH SOMEBODY B/C IT AINT LIKE SHE HAS MADE ANY MOVIES THAT GOING TO GET HER AN OSCAR NOMINATION...I HATE PEOPLE LIKE THIS!


Teena
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She will never be considered white, no matter what she says. I think it is sad when people try to deny who they are. Her race shouldn't define her but she is the one making a big deal out of it


Teena
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She played a black girl in Honey, what was that all about. I guess she was pressed for roles back then.


TheMan00
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I DONT GIVA A FLYIN SHIT ABOUT THESE WHACK ASS LATINOS... THESE MUTHAFUCKAS ONLY CARE ABOUT THEMSELVES. STOP SAYING THAT WE (BLACKS) ARE ALIKE ALONG WITH THEM NO THE HELL WE ARENT... I ONCE WATCHED A SHOW ON CNN WHERE ONE OF THESE DISGUSTING THINGS HAD A NERVE TO CALL US NASTY... BASTARD LET ME TELL U SOMETHING ITZ BECUZ OF US BLACKS THAT THIS COUNTRY IZ WHAT IT IZ... SO EVERY RACE NEEDS TO APPRECIATE... US.... JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING THEY USE COMES FROM THE BEAUTIFUL AND GREAT BLACK RACE... WITHOUT US THIS COUNTRY IZ NOTHING... WHITES HAVE TRYED TO OBLITERATE EVERY RACE... BUT THESE DAYUM HISPANICS NEED TO BE IN THERE DAYUM COUNTRIES ARGUING FOR RIGHTS. WHY THE HELL ARE U HERE DEMANDING SHIT AND U DONT BELONG HERE.... YALL MUFUCKAS GET ENOUGH AS IT IS... SHE SAID NOTHING WRONG TO ME.... SHE DIDNT SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT HER RACE... PEOPLE ALWAYS GOTTA TURN NOTHING INTO SOMETHING... THESE DAMN LATINOS OR WHATEVER THOSE DAYUM THINGS ARE THINK THAT THEY ARE THE ISH... JUST BECUZ THEY PICK VEGGIES AND FRUIT MOP FLOORS CLEAN UP HOTELS AND SERVE FAST FOOD. OH WHATEVER GET A DAYUM CLUE... THEN THEY ARE ALWAYS ON TV TALKING ABOUT BLACKS/WHITES DONT WANNA DO THIS... IGNORANT ASSES IF U REALLY KNEW ANYTHING U WOULD KNOW THAT THE GREAT BLACKS WERE FORCED TO DO IT, ATLEAST YALL ASSES GET 2 TO 3 TO DO IT... AND SCREW WHITE IDEALS OR SUPREMACY IT SUCKZ AND WHO CARES... AND WHAT THE HELL DOES FLAG POST MEAN.... AND CORRECT WHITE PEOPLE DONT CALL THEMSELVES EURO-AMERICANS... SO NO OTHER PERSON SHOULD EITHER.......


mikalika
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Wow im not even Latin and i feel emarbassed, not to long ago(maybe about 2yrs) she was saying she had a Latina Booty....so i dont know whats wrong with her,but thats a shame=(


MLExperience
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She stated she wasn't accepted by any particular race group. Why should she then claim all this love and closeness she DOES NOT feel? She was being honest about how she feels and gave her reason's why. It is OTHER peoples problem with her because some people have to place everything in a neat little box and force people to choose. The thing is, she doesn't have to please anyone. If she views herself one way, those limited people who have to have her classified will still do it. They have the problem not her. She is honest about how she feels. Same thing in situations of biracial people who for all intents and purposes Look and exhibit all the trais of the less dominant race ie in the case of black and white and the person has Straight blonde hair, thin lip, slim nose, Eurocentric features and look white just as any white person. Blacks say they aren't black enough and don't fully accept them. Whites won't accept them if they know about their black heritage. Blacks want them to go around and make a point to tell everyone about their black heritage but still say they aren't black enough. If they blend into the white culture and say nothing then they are selling out. Okay .. it cant be both ways ... either accept them or not .... you cant accept with condition. Some of us a blacks are really guilty of that. Trying to determine what is black and what is not. Everything doesnt fall in a box. Also, what a person identifies with has nothign to do with what you think. it wont change hwo they identify. Also ... Hispanic, White, European, Chinese, even Africans ... once they come here and some as soon as they get here, They learn the behavior of dominant culture and think they are better than native blacks and act that way as well. people are also always pointing out the negatives about every other race, and ONLY the positives of their race. The reality is ... every race is guilty of some kind of dirt. SOme more than others, but all of us got some dirt and some blood on out hands. We are ALL Important and the US wouldn;t be what us is without the contributions of ALL of us, Blacks, Whites, Immigrants, Native Americans, ALL of us. ALl of us have contributed in some way to AMERICAN CULTURE .. and all of the contibutions are important!!!! Just because you are a member of one particular race, that doesnt make thet race's contribution any more important. They all make it possible to live with the conveniences we have today. I am black here. To the rest of the world .. No matter where I go... I am an AMERICAN FIRST and thats how I view myself. I AM an American. I happen to be black as well.


MLExperience
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We do have a problem in the US with priorities though. If we go anywhere else in the world, we have to learn the native language there. The US is the only place I know of where WE have to learn the language of the the people who come here. In the schools we have Bilingual classes and the teachers get paid extra to teach in spanish to spanish speaking children. WHY? Why are we taxpayers paying for this? This is unfair. If We go to MEXICO(as an example- not saying all hispanics come from there) if we go there guess what... we have to learn spanish. We are not given any special treatment. It shoudl be the same here. and Certainly if a class is bilingual in the US then ALL of the students should benefit from it and learn the second language. It is currently one way with spanish speakers getting the benefit of learning both languages at the expense of taxpayers while out children are in the same schools and only have the benefit of knowing one language ... this creates a disadvantage to out children in the workplace. WE pay for this every day ... WAKE UP AMERICA.


JU
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LEMME PUT SOME BLACK IN HER


PinkTequila
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As a Blatino, I am very disappointed to hear this. It's pretty pathetic that she wants to deny her Latino heritage. I embrace BOTH my sides-Puerto Rican AND Black. I feel like I have the best of both worlds. It was hard when I was younger, to get accepted by SOME black folks, since I have a Spanish name but in the South I am seen as BLACK until people learn my name or hear me talk. I will NEVER deny either of my sides because of some other people's ignorance. I am happy to be bilingual as well as being able to identify with two of the best cultures this world has to offer. THEMAN00-I understand you are frustrated with the comments of SOME stupid Latinos, but generalizing all Latinos is wrong, brotha. Don't let a few stupid ones cause you to hate the whole race. Blacks and Latinos are two of the strongest cultures on this earth and our way of life; foods we eat, language, clothing, style Period is envied by whites and other races. People try to drive a wedge between Blacks and Latinos and for stupid people like Jessica Alba, it works...don't give racists what they want...because if Blacks and Latinos stood together like we should be doing, our power would be unstoppable. Just something to think about.



Outdafakeonz
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MLExperience I think Bilingual classes are a hindrance to Latin children. THey need to learn english. Spanish will be taught & spoken to them at home. They need to know English to get ahead in this country although theis country as of yet has no "national language" set. I also agree that no matter what color you are, whenever you travel ANYWHERE outside the US they can spot an AMERICAN a mile away. Black, white or Latino an AMERICAN has a certian way of dress, a certain demeanor, a certain attitude and even if you are a Latino-American traveling to a Latino country they will pick you out as the "American" amongst them. The point is she is looking down upon her roots, where she came from. I am American and I look white but I am Latina and dont deny it. When I was young I used to get made fun of for looking like the white girl. Growing up in the projects if I went to a block that I wasnt commonly in the black girls used to try to insult me for being a "white girl" in their neighborhood until one of our mutual friends let them in on my heritage and I guess then it was "ok"..when a white person heared the "twang of my spanish accent" they judged me until I proved my intelligence & character to them. So like Alba I know about not being accepted when u are young. But I always had pride in who I was & where my family came from and never looked down on it. And she is jsut conforming to a sad way of thinking that u have to be like someone else in order to be accepted and turn your back on who you really are. And that is being fake. Being different means being unique and it is beautiful.


Outdafakeonz
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Talk about it PinkTequilla!!! I agree with you 100%


NYChatterbox
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It's a shame Jessica Alba has taken such a stand on behalf of her Grandfather. One should never be ashamed of their heritage. But sadly, she isn't the first. Rosario and Roxanne (StarTrek:Voyager) Dawson fall into this pattern as well. Roxanne changed her last name to "find work" and Rosario surrounds herself with European culture. I am not Hispanic, and still feel sad about this situation.


jwinters61
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I still say that in Amerikkka, you are what you look like. Most people aren't 'trying to get to know you' first. All you have to see is how much WORSE she looks in 'The Fantastic Four' movies with dyed blonde hair and fake blue eyes to see that she is not lilly white. I hate the fact that we judge people like this, but I also know I can't turn of my tan no matter how much I protest. Nobody cares if I'm 1/4 this or 1/2 that. You are either white or not here. Again, I believe that she has the right to believe what she wants, but when she gets smacked in the face with prejudice like all us other minorities - don't come running back. She doesn't have to go around dating rappers to prove she's black (latina, mixed, whatever - I mean 'minority'). All she has to do is accept who she is. This wouldn't be an issue if she didn't make it one. Maybe there is a little Lohan / Spears in her!


DAGENERAL
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whateva bia!!!...just cum and jump-on jump-off dis jamaican d#@$##k!!


MLExperience
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OUTDAFAKEONZ I understand what you are saying, however this is not her thinking really. She is basically cosigning because she explains that this is how her Grandfather taught his family and what he instilled to make sure his family thought as of Americans first and not as if they were different. Different different from whom? There is no prototypical american. NONE of us are Natives. EVERYONE HERE is an immigrant. The native americans came here from an original land, europeans came here from europe, africans came from africa. The US was not originally inhabited by anyone ... so we are all immigrants, which is a bond we share. We are all AMERICANS ... There are differences but they dont make anyof us more or less AMERICAN.


tmarti30
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@ML EXPERIENCE- what do you mean "native americans came here from an original land"???? This WAS there original land- sweetheart! "Indigenous" Americans or "Indians" came from various tribes ...that originated on American soil...so I'm not following you. I am Mexican- so called 3rd generation "American"...However my Grandmother was born in Mexico...when she was 4 years old it was renamed "New Mexico"..because it was forced to join the Union by white people. Our family land that had also been with us since AT LEAST 1680-something was "claimed"...or maybe I should say "discovered"...cuz white people love to think they "discovered" something! Technically- my family is probably more "American" than yours! How 'bout that?!!! We speak Spanish in the house and English in public because we were taught that to succeed in the white person's world we need to speak their language. Miss Alba is the victim of a Grandfather who was ashamed of his ancestry. Hollywood has done nothing but reinforce that shame. But as @Gigi so intelligently said- her ethnic or "exotic" features are what got her noticed in the first place. @outdafakeonz- thanks for "reppin" us so well. Our experiences sound very simular- so glad to hear you've come out of them in tact and with plenty of "Raza"....lol.


MsStarStatus82
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Alot of hispanic/latin actresses who can pass for white, tend to do so. No one brings up the fact that Cameron Diaz is 50% hispanic and Ms. Alba never talked about her heritage either. She has a point, if she wasn't brought up that way then o well but u can't deny what u are. She is 50% as well.


imtosexyforyoubiotch
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I'm sorry this biotch is hispanic... I don't give a d amn what she says... that's straight up direspectful to say that she isn't.... damn hecky... and if you don't know what that is... that is a hispanic person trying to be a becky(white) lol.... st upid b iotch... grow up...color is beautiful...


cubanfly281
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Look, I am first Generation Cuban-American, and I can pass for white, but I'm not going to deny who I am for anyone. That's the problem with our people. We're not united. Latino-Americans have a tendancy of being "Latinos when convinient" and its a Damn shame. How dissapointing that white Hollywood has brainwashed another Minority.


strongblackwoman
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wow Alba that ain't cool man embrace the people who blessed you with those curves ma!


drip_drop
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JESSICA SAY IT AINT SO!!! WTF BYTCH YOU DONT EMBRACE WHO YOU ARE THEN THAST YOUR PROBLEM BUT DONT DOGG US PROUD LATINOS OUT CAUSE YOU HAVE LOW SELF ESTEEM........ SHE WAS ONE OF MY FAV. LATINA ACTRESSES UNTIL NOW.......HOLLYWOOD, I GUESS SOME PPL JUST LET IT GET TO THEIR HEAD....


oppallthetime
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she is no-one anyway so who really cares


Cre8tion730
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SHE'S TWISTED...I LOVE MY LATINO'S AND LATINA'S ....AIGHT AIGHT...SHES GROSS!!!! O WAIT WHO IS JESSICA ALBA ANYWAYS? I DUNNO? I'VE NEVER SEEN HER ON TELEMUNDO OR UNIVISION... HELL I RARELY SEE HER ON MAINSTREAM TV? SHE'S JUST NOT IMPORTANT...GIRL YOUR GRAND PAPI HAVE YOU BRAINWASHED..YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO REP YOUR ISHH..DAYUM ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST. IF YOU ARE READING THIS JESSICA...WHICH YOU PROBABLY ARE BECAUSE THIS IS PROBABLY THE ONLY SITE GIVING YOU SOME PUBLICITY...GIRL YOU BETTER GET YOUR LIFE TOGETHER...(SHAKES HEAD IN DESPAIR) SAD REALLY SAD...


princepop
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That is sad of her to say that about her heritage. I understand how not fitting in can feel, but it is no excuse to deny your heritage. Me and my girlfriend are fair-skin blacks (high yella, or redbones to my race). Of course we both have mixed races in both our families, but nonetheless we are black, we are pro-black, we are black and we are proud, we paid our dues with blacks, our lifestyle is black, and we will step to you like a strong black brother and sister will do, (oh yeah, we are Americans too!) Alba sounds like she is selling out for her career. It always seem they want to sell out their race in America when in the entertainment business. Like Ice Cube said about white people, "who are they to be equal to"? If nothing else she should look to someone like Selma Hayek who is a tremendous success in this country as a "Latina". Just go to show you "sell-outs" come in all flavors.



Daywalker
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OUTDAFAKEONZ I'M FROM NYC BORN AND RAISED STILL HERE!THE WAY I SEE IT YOU GUYS LIVE HERE BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO CHOICE.YALL CAN'T BUY HOUSES IN WHITE AREAS BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT YALL THERE.I FEEL IN MY HEART LATINO'S WISH THEY WERE WHITE.GROWING UP IN BROOKLYN I EXPERINCED ALL KINDS OF RACISM MOSTLY FROM LATINO'S.THAT LATIN BIAS IS REAL.JESSICA IS ONLY SAYING HOW SHE FEELS.I THOUGHT THIS WEB SITE WAS ABOUT FAMOUS BLACK PEOPLE.LAST I CHECKED JESSICA WAS LATINA.SHE'S NOT BLACK SO I COULD CARE LESS.


Annie
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Someone has been reading DATED anthropology materials--Mongoloid??? Most anthropologists agree that there is no such thing as a biological "race" and that people can only be categorized by ethnicity, e.g. Mexican, Nigerian, French, because there is no make clear defintions between races. I think that the issue is not that she is "denying her race." Rather, she has not embraced her ethnic heritage, which includes Mexican. If she doesn't feel like embracing Latina stereotypes to appease teh mainstream and others expectations, that's her business. But please, spare us with you mombo-jumbo pseudo-scientific analyses about race--some of us are too educated to buy into such rubbish.


BITCHY_PRINCESS
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shes so ridiculous..f*ck her...us hispanics dont need her to claim us...if she wanna be white thats her problem...her ugly azz..even tho jlo swear she white she still be reppin her hispanic roots...who cares about jessica alba anyways who is she? AND WHAT MOVIE DID SHE COME OUT IN??..F*CK HER WHITE BITCH


BITCHY_PRINCESS
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O YEA AND Daywalker ..YEA I WISH I WAS WHITE?U NEED TO CHECK YOURSELF CUZ SOMETHING IS OBVIOUSLY WRONG...I'VE ONLY SEEN LIL BLACK KIDS BEING RACIST TO SPANISH PEOPLE NOT THE WAY U SAID IT..O YEA N IF U WANT TO READ ONLY ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE CHECK YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER I BET THERES ALOT IN THERE U CAN READ ALL DAY..AND ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO AFFORD HOUSES BY WHITE PEOPLE?? WHAT THE F*CK IS WRONG WITH U...THERES PLENTY OF SPANISH PEOPLE IN WHITE NEIGHBORHOODS...AND IN THE HOOD ALSO..JUST LIKE BLACK PEOPLE SOME OF US ARE RICH SOME OF US ARENT..WE ARE NOT ALL BORN RICH AND WANTING TO BE WHITE..OK LOSER..AND WHO SAID THE HOOD WAS ONLY FOR BLACK PEOPLE??...U NEED SERIOUS HELP...SOME BLACK PEOPLE LIKE U SWEAR U GOT IT SO ROUGH WITH RACISM...US SPANISH PEOPLE GOT IT HARD CUZ OF MORONS LIKE U...


PrettyBoi
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what she's trying to say is that she thinks of herself as white, her family wanted to be seen as no different than whites and that she relates more to being white than latino. Whenever people use the term "American" they mean white. SHe's a sellout, I cant wait to show this to the Latin dude I work with cause he is in love with this B*TCH.


MsGottabody
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Okay she's crazy. She should embrace her ethincity. If that's how she feels she shouldn't have been at the ALMA awards which celebrates Latinos in the arts. I embrace my Nigerian hertiage ALL DAY EVERYDAY!!!!


strongblackwoman
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lmao at Prettyboi!


Outdafakeonz
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Daywalker See now if you were from more segregated areas I could understand your points more but when u say u are from Brooklyn your statements trouble me all the more. All ive ever known are Blacks & Latinos uniting together beceuase we are both minorities, discriminated against and have to work 2x as hard to get where the white man was. If anything I have seen racism from ALL sides to EACH OTHER, when it comes to the more ignorant folks of all races. Where do u thing Blacks got calling women "Mama" from? Its a latin term of endearment tha blacks in NY adopted as a term of endearment for their chicks. And how many Latinos embrace black culture here?? Let me point out Fabulous is 1/2 black and 1/2 Dominican, Juelz Santana is 1/2 black 1/2 Dominican. Maxwell (the R&B singer) is Jamaican and Puerto Rican) Mariah Carey is half white and 1/2 Black/Venezuelen. Bernie Williams is a Black Puerto Rican. He decends from Blacks who settled in PR and raised him there. I could go on.. PLenty Latin & Black hybrids more that are not famous who just prove that Latinos dont seperate themselves from Blacks like u say. And more relevant I use myself as an example. I have had a blck boyfriend, I have very close black freinds and my black freinds appreciate their Latino relationships. I feel bad that u have had some negative experiences w/ some close minded idiots of my race and I wish you could have grown up the way I did experience wise loving and embracing each other the way I did.


Outdafakeonz
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THESE DAYUM HISPANICS NEED TO BE IN THERE DAYUM COUNTRIES ARGUING FOR RIGHTS. WHY THE HELL ARE U HERE DEMANDING [EXPLETIVE] AND U DONT BELONG HERE.. LOL I guess people didnt pay attention during Global history.. Native Amricans were here even before your azz was brought over here. THis is and has always been OUR land and was STOLEN. Once again (and I HATE repeating myself.. Cali, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona WERE MEXICO until whitey decided to call it USA territory. Manhattan NYC, or New Amsterdam as it was called back then was bought from the Indians. Native North american indians & those of the central & south share the same blood, dna charachteristics, race etc. So any one acting like they can claim this land and tell Latinos to "get out" are serioulsy deluded. Its especially perturbing when a BLACK person says this. Its even more obvious tha U do NOT belong here either. Any KKK redneck would quickly build an Ark capture you all and send u back to Africa where u came from cuz its not your land either. But as deluded as the redneck is to act like this is "their land" sadly you are too.


gigi2007
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Daywalker..go jump off a f*ckin bridge and spare your people the embarrassment of having you as a part of their race..digusting


YusefX
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I still do not understand a few things puerto rican is not a race its a nationality.puerto ricans are mostly mulattos then some black and some white. Spain , britain and france colonized the west indies. You can say im of american and puerto rican heritage , or racially MY father is black, and my mother is a mulatto from puerto rico, or my father is black and my mother is black, but she is a afro latina. etc etc Black puerto ricans looking down on black dominicans, and black domincans looking down on black americans. Is all so foolish The middle passage dropped off MOST slaves in the WEst indies, central and south america, only 5% landed in what is now known as the USA. Lastly its really foolish how black puerto ricans and dominicans DENY that they are black as if being black is shameful. Latinos are just as brainwashed by white supremacy and I would argue MORESO than black people. Ms alba is a prime example. I warn though, cross the tracks and you may not be able to cross back. Its very sad frankly


Daywalker
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OUTDAFAKEONZ HAD I GREW UP AROUND MORE LATINOS LIKE YOU I WOULD FEEL DIFFERENTLY.YOUR RESPONCE WAS VERY MATURE.FOR THAT I APOLIGIZE TO YOU IF I OFFENDED YOU.


Daywalker
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TO GIGI2007 AND BITCHY_PRINCESS MAY BE THERE SOME TRUTH TO WHAT I SAID.YOUR RESPONCE WAS VERY IMATURE AND YOUNG.YOU 2 WERE THE ONLY ONES THAT RESPONDED THAT WAY.ARE YOU 2 GUILTY OF LATIN BIAS?DID I SHINE A LITTLE LIGHT ON SOMETHING YOU DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO SEE?HA HA HA HA I AIN'T MAD AT YA.BUT I DO KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS!!!!!!!


MissUrbanChic
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I'm Domincan, Cuban, and Jamaican. I am proud of EACH and EVERY thing about my roots and I embrace my mother didn't speak much spanish around me but I still know who I am where I came from and what I stand for. She needs to get a wake up call.. The Hollywood thing has gotten to her obviously. In the movie F4 she had a blond wig and blue contacts... Come on boo?`


jeannie
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B*%$H!!!! U JUST LOST ME AS A FRICKING FAN!!!!! DAYWALKER needs a reality check! Latinos are one of the most proud people! Don't know ur race, but seems to me that whatever race u are, because you sound like u can relate to this chick, Jessica Alba, U ARE THE ONE WITH THE PROBLEM. LATINOS DON'T WISH TO BE WHITE AND THE LEAST AMOUNT OF BIAS IS BETWEEN LATINOS AND BLACKS SO GET IT TOGETHER. YES, COMING FROM A LATINA WHO CAN AFFORD TO LIVE IN A WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD!!!!! U'RE THE ONE WITH THE PROBLEM!



Tyni
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This is not new. A large majority of people of color, distance themselves from who they are....so they can be accepted by white people. They turn their hair blond, they put contacts in their eyes....to make them any color lighter than dark brown, they lighten there skin, they sharpen their noses, they speak "proper Kings English", so they won't be labled as uneducated. Its sad, but that is what happens when one is still enslaved in there minds that they are not worthy of being who they are. By the way, no matter how hard you try to run away from your heritage........white people still see you as being a person of color. No matter how much you try to look like them. Jessica and all the rest are just plain STUPID!


Rosie
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VERY DISAPPOINTED...:( SO JESSICA HAVE BEEN LIVING HER LIFE AS LIE.....ITS ASSHAMED THAT HER FAMILY AND HERSELF ARE EMBARRASSED ABOUT THEIR RACE.....ITS A CRAZY WITH ALL THE SMARTS SHE HAS SHE AS DUMB AS THE NEXT ONE....SHE EMBARRASSED ABOUT HER HERITAGE...BUT SHE NOT EMBARRASSED TO SHOW OFF HER FACE WHICH IS OF COLOR AND HAS MADE HER TONS OF MONEY!!!!!! NOW WHEN SHE HAS KIDS i GUESS SHE'LL KEEP THE IGNORENCE ALIVE......


jorge
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Jessica Alba is the new Raquel Welch!


ansmith732
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Her comments are ridiculous and extremely sad. The worst thing is that it spawned from her grandfather's decision to try (at whatever means)and make his kids fit in. Fitting in is great and wonderful, but you should never deny who you are in order to do that. As a result, Jessica is really messed up. She doesn't know who/what she is. I am an African-American woman. Anyone would know that just by looking at me. Her statements are the equivalent to me saying, I'm not black because I'm from California (I never lived in Africa) my grandfather is black, my parents are black, but I'm just American! I'm as far from black as I can be because my family has lived in America for several generations! Sounds STUPID right? That's cuz that what it is. Everyone in America is American. It's a nationality, period. It doesn't define who you are ethnically. Jessica needs to be proud of her roots and get over it, because she really isn't making all that much sense right now.


jorge
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I've seen The George Lopez Show since 2003, there was a teenage girl named Masiela Lusha who plays a Mexican daughter (Carmen) in that sitcom. She's not a Mexican, she's Albanian. But she's looks like Mexican though. Have you ever heard of her before? Or seen her? i'm a her since i'm 17.


ansmith732
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I was just reading Tyni's statement which I do agree with, mostly. However, in explaining your characteristics of blacks who try to be accepted in society you included speaking "proper King's English." Personally, I think everyone should carry themselves properly. Why should sounding proper and educated be know as acting "white." I will always strive to sound and act just like I am, educated. Contrary to populary believe, displaying one's intelligence is not characteristic to only one race. And if I'm acting white by displaying my intelligence, I guess that's what it is.


TheMan00
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Outfake Fuck u.... like I said carry ur tired asses back to ur land, and stop using up all our resources. go protest in mexico... Im tired of yall demanding shit and yall cant even speak english. Go crowd up mexico... And just about all the important things that everyone uses comes from the great blacks anyway... Another thing just about every race is an offspring from blacks anyway. We are the dominate races regardless of what anyone says... So get the fuck over it. She didnt say anything disrespectful. All becuz she didnt say she was mexican yall are trippin get a dayum life people..... Its good to be in this country especially when u shouldnt be... But then to go on and complain about shit when u arent even a citizen is just disgusting. Learn English go home and complain and then youll be cool... Leave ur anchor babies there as well and stop using them as crutches to remain in this country..........


jorge
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i'm a filipino and I grew up in Chicago which has a big population of Mexican people there. I also like Mexican woman too, so as food. I also like Jessica Alba too. I had a crush on her since i was 17 (in 2003) so as Masiela Lusha. I know numerous Filipino and Mexican celebrities (especially non-Hollywood). Michelle Branch looks like a Mexican (maybe) She has also have Indonesian descent. She sang with Santana back in 2002. The High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens is half-Filipino and half-Irish. But she played a Latina teen in High School Musical. Rachael Lampa, her father is Filipino and her mother is Hungarian and Irish. She's a gospel singer who's not involved in Hollywood. As I know of is the American Idol IV semi-finalist Melinda Lira, she's half-Filipino and half-Mexican. Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant's wife is half-Mexican and half-Irish. The Filipino stars I know of is Jasmine Trias, Regine Velasquez, Lea Salonga, Angel Locsin, Sarah Geronimo, Jerry Yan, Vanness Wu (wait, they're both Taiwanese) Liz Masakayan, Piolo Pascual, Manny Pacquiao, Tia Carrere, etc. They're nobody in Hollywood! While the Mexican stars I know of is Mario Lopez, Belinda Peregrin (Mexico's equivalent to Britney Spears), Natalia Lafourcade, Thalia, Aracely Arambula, Hanna and Ashley Perez, etc. They're nobody in Hollywood too. ------------ Filipinos live everywhere around the world and they could speak English, while the Mexicans live only in the US. Some Filipinos (especially women) marry people in different races. But Mexicans (mostly men) marry whites. Filipino women are beautiful too.


mandingo7777
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It's called denial and I don't mean the river either. Self hatred is a hell of a thang. It's sad that she has made a decision to ignore her own heritage. There are many blacks who are white on the inside that do the same thing.


Audrey222
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Good for her. She is probably telling the truth. - be human. be kind and live life.


Outdafakeonz
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TheMan00 Every time you try to prove your invalid "point" u prove to everyone on this post how ignorant you are. You contradict yourself and FYI my Latina azz is way more articulate than yours. In case you didnt know everyone in this world is using up natural resources in EVERY part of the world. Its sad tha my so called "inferior azz" has more of an education more of a grasp on world culture than you do Your words: "Its good to be in this country especially when u shouldnt be... But then to go on and complain about [EXPLETIVE] when u arent even a citizen is just disgusting." If your point is any way valid then UR azz needs to get back on the Mayflower w/ the slavemasters and do a U-Turn. The INDIGENOUS people of the North American Continent are Native Indians..Go get a book or use the internet to look that up. I dont lie. Plus you sound just as bad as a Damn Aryan Nation azzwipe who says whites are the dominant race. The dominant race is the Intellectual HUMAN RACE. any idiot from any race who is close minded and refuses to learn and educate themselves is no where near dominant. Also Mexico is NOT The only Latin American country. Again go read a book. Puerto Ricans arent illegal immigrants by the way so there's another hole in your generalizing the Latino race. PR can go and come as they please and dont need a green card. PS I am NOT Mexican but I am 100% Latina who speaks/reads/writes correct English. And dont act like Blacks who live here dont complain about this country. EVERY minority complains about the ignorance & mistreatment of their race.. So get off of that soap box and out of that bizzaro plastic bubble u live in and grow up. U dont even sound black. U sound like some white supremacist. Or maybe its tha some fine azz Latina dissed your bum azz or some fine azz Latino brother bagged the chick u like and now ur just spewing ignorance.. LOL simple minded people are so entertaining, but pathetic nonetheless.


WB
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damn home girl is so fine that i would lick her butt crack and wouldn't care if it smelled like it


Daywalker
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NONE OF US ARE WHITE.AND THATS A BEAUTIFAL THING.


kingrukkuss
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Jessica considers herself American...got it, you idiots who want her to identify/label herself. So, let me get this straight, if she isn't part of LaRasse, she wants to be white. Screw you man!!!! So, you are the one who wants to divide and promote racism and hated instead of identifying as an American as we all are...those of us here legally. Which I am sure you are not. When is it 'progressive' to identify race as being important in anything. Looks like that is all LaRasse wants to do (if I am spelling it wrong, I dont' care) they are regressive and akin to white supremacists, nazis, and fascists.


Nataine
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I have NEVER liked Jessica Alba because I saw that whole "embrace my White, distance my Hispanic" demeanor in her from day one. I know it may sound drastic, but ANYTIME a Hispanic person (certain Black people too) dyes their hair blonde, I automatically assume they want to look and be white. George Lopez came to Phoenix for a standup show and I went. He was talking about his family members and he said "that was back before Latinas were trying to be white. Getting their highlights and s/h/i/t. Don't front, I'll turn these f/u/c/k/i/n lights on yall asses." I was screaming standing up clapping. I have felt that way for years!!! In America, being half white doesn't make you white because society is quick to let you know that you are not PURE white blood so you are "not one of us". If you are half Black/half White, society considers you Black. If you are half Hispanic/half White, society considers you Hispanic. I am not saying that we should allow society to define who we are, I'm saying why strive to be accepted by a society who labels you as inferior? Blacks & Hispanics are beautiful, exotic, cultural people and it pisses me off to high heavens when I see members of our community denying heritage or latching on to pieces of white in our blood. We have been brainwashed that being Black, being Cuban, being Jamaican, being Mexican is disgraceful and demeaning. And that is a lie from Hell and racist white people. Jessica should be ashamed of herself. One day Hollywood will reject her and what will she do? Return to the same culture that she so eagerly rejected in the beginning. She is the Mexican Beyonce.



Nataine
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lifegroove, Jessica's mom is white and her father is Mexican. Why the hell they gave her a Black mom in Honey, I have no damn clue.


TRUTHGIVER
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THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE BEING SPANISH AND HISPANIC "STEFY7" AND THAT GOES FOR ALL YOU FOOLS! SPANISH IS BEING FROM SPAIN!!! HISPANIC IS BEING FROM SOUTH AMERICA OR THE ISLANDS, THAT SPAIN INVADED AND CONCOURED! JESSICA ALBA IS A HISPANIC!!!!!


tmarti30
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@outdafakeonezz- dang you've been busy battling some straight ignorance! I'm not buying that @Theman00 is black. I'm just not. I 'll bet he's some whack-azz, hillbilly, 5th grade drop-out. Because I REFUSE to believe another person of color could be so uneducated and misinformed. All I can say is if anybody on this site agrees with anything this fool said- you need to go to the library and check out some books on U.S. History- pre- 1800s. Knowledge is Power. Oh yeah, and the organization, basically the equivalent to the NAACP for Hispanics in the U.S. is called "La Raza"...some dumb-azz couldn't even get that right in an earlier post. Go Back To School! Finish, High School this time.


westsidechicana007
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OMG THIS BITCH IS always saying she's not latin-well then she can b whatever i guess She's not even pretty wit her puppy dog eyes. Yes she does have a nice body but thats it! Fuck her bitch ass !! u know she was lovin it when she had the blond wig n blue contacts on 4 F4-but she straight looked ugly. SELL-OUT!! u know her dad b just as brown as my dad n she swear she white- So what if her mom is white cuz by looking at Jessica ud never know it!! SHe can pretend she' white i dont even care but i won't watch none of her movies. FAke ass bitch wit her white boyfriend lmfao!! IM A proud 100% chicana-Mexican American .


MLExperience
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@ TMARTI30 The Native americans did not just spring up in the U.S. They were the first ones here but even they came from elsewhere. The land bridge from Siberia is how they crossed over through Alaska. Life didn't originate in the US ... THAT is what I mean by we are all immigrants from other places. Native americans are mongoloids and they were nomadic and came to North America from their Original homeland. Some went to NY like the iroquoi... Some went further south like the Astecs and Mayans. They all came from ELSEWHERE Jus like everyone else in in the US ... No one was here originally North America was basically a Big forrest until it became inhabited.


jorge
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Salma Hayek is very Mexican...And she's also have Arab ancestry.


TheMan00
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First of all u illegal alien... U are ignorant wit ur ugly azz... Shut the hell up... Like I said go back to South America, Mexico or whatever trashy gutter u came from. Dumb azz when I said yall use up all our resources idiot I meant as in Welfare,School Tuition, Us Native American Citizens having to pay for yall lazy asses for not learning English and carrying all these dayum anchor babys... And speaking about carrying someone on a ship... ITz the New Millenium and u people are the new slaves haha........ Haha........ How does it feel to be making 2 dollars an hour and be living with 100 people in a closet. U dumb bastard... We Americans are sick and tired of yalls foolishness. Learn English this is not a bilingual country and u fuctards are no exceptions. So OutFake shut ur bitch ass up....... And picture that who in the hell would talk to one of u nasty fat short ugly smelly Latinos please......... Come again and come better than that u nasty piece of crap. U are extremely ignorant. And if these comments are indeed ignorant then bitch why is ur dumb ass entertaining them...


babietee01
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LOL at Nataine-- I would agree that j.alba is the mexican beyonce...walkin around with that 30lb blond caucazoid weave.. :-/


TheMan00
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And by the way Stop using all of our black inventions that all of u icluding u nasty pathetic hispanics use... One other thing u say that this was ur land also funny that u say that and u bitchez still cant speak a lick of English.... LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!! U ARE SO PATHETIC... SWIM UR AZZ BACK IN THE RIO GRANDE RIVER!!!!!!!!!! U PATHETIC LOSER!!!!!!!!


blatina48
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so what??? shes ASHAMED of being mexican?...thats just IGNORANT...im only HALF mexican (half black) and make sure i let ppl knw that...


stateprop718
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THOSE STATEMENTS ARE REALLY BUGGED OUT. SHE LOOKIN LIKE A REAL SELLOUT AT THIS POINT. I JUST SEEN DA FANTASTIC 4 MOVIE, WITH THAT BLOND HAIR AND BLUE EYES IN DA MOVIE, SHE REALLY LETTIN IT TAKE OVER HER. SHE NOT DA ONLY ONE, THERE ARE A FEW BLACK LIGHT BRIGHTS AND HISPANICS SELLIN OUT, AND EVEN SOME THAT ARE BLACK AS COFFEE SELLIN OUT. ONLY PEOPLE THEY FOOLIN IS THEM SELVES.


NowCipher
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I just want to know what is American? Doesn't she just mean white? Didn't she play a black woman in Honey? Latinos should do a Tijuana Drop Squad on her!


Outdafakeonz
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"First of all u illegal alien... U are ignorant wit ur ugly azz... Shut the hell up... Like I said go back to South America, Mexico or whatever trashy gutter u came from" Born and raised in NYC...Next! ------------------------------------------------- "Dumb azz when I said yall use up all our resources idiot I meant as in Welfare,School Tuition, Us Native American Citizens having to pay for yall lazy asses for not learning English and carrying all these dayum anchor babys.." LOL I went to private school from PreK to 8th grade. My parents probably paid more for my education than you can ever see in your life..NEXT ----------------------------------------------- "How does it feel to be making 2 dollars an hour and be living with 100 people in a closet. U dumb bastard..." My 36" Sont LCD, My Iopd(S), entertainment system, Burberry wardrode came at a pretty price that I coudl afford comfortably. Dont get mad cuz your working at Wendy's and my MONTHLY rent is probably more than u make a year...NEXT!!!!! -------------------------------------------- "Learn English this is not a bilingual country and u fuctards are no exceptions." Hve I been typing in Spanish this entire time??LMAO..Next --------------------------------------------- "And if these comments are indeed ignorant then bitch why is ur dumb ass entertaining them" Your simple minded-ness entertains me and is funny.. Like in the "Im laughing AT YOU, not with you..NEXT! ----------------------------------------------- Funny how without even having to curse you out I still played you out.LOL! BTW Im def Not short (5'8"). not fat (135lbs) and def not ugly (I can bag them ALL). I dont look like you..


quamesh1
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she can't win. if she calls herself a latina, everyone will say she acts white and that she just is using her latina heritage to further her career, as people have said about jennifer lopez in the past. if she doesn't claim latina, she will look like she's denying her heritage. she isn't embarrassed to be latina, no one is these days, that's what it's hot to be now. some people even try to claim latin when they're clearly not because that's the fad. she is just trying to appease the people who would criticize her for not being latina enough by saying she's not trying to claim that in the first place so don't judge her by those rules. mixed people can never win. society tries to make you choose a side, then if you do, they call you racist for denying the other side.


SherRoyal
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I just felt that she should not have made a statement about choosing sides; because look what happened.



brosalia
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I have a few names for this girl ... Salma Hayek, Eva Longoria, Anthony Queen, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Cameron Diaz, Christina Aguilera , Gael Garcia Bernal and the list can continue ... is not a shame being mexican, is a shame being like her ... and yes i m mexican, don t look like that since dad was mixed (chinese, spanish and black) and mom is spanish, but i will not sell my country for world's gold , I m mexican ... is not just last name, skin or how do you look ... is heart...


tmills
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I think that the media can take an excerpt and pieces of what people say and make it into something else. I can agree that some of the things that she said was like huh ? But at the same time How can she really grasp a heritage that she was never really privy too ? I don't think she is downing being mexican or latina etc.. but I do think she feels like she is breaking away from being concerned about feeling different and labeling herself or feeling as if she has to fit into any group. Because she never felt accepted by anyone. obviously there is no one that is pure anything. I am black, my father is from haiti.. and along with the black heritage from the us is some indian and white. People often do not think I am all black because of the mixture of my island heritage and think I am half indian, half white and funny enough because of my almond shaped eyes ( asian!). But when I fill out an application I put black... because thats what I am. furthermore.. with all the tanning..spray on fake tan in a bottle, booty enhancers.. and lip injections.. I don't think that anyone can deny that people of color are beautiful. I can find something beautiful in every race and feel variety is the spice of life. I really don't take offense to what she is saying because I know its being taken out of context somewhat and I understand the underlying part of what she is saying. It's easy to take something negative and go flying with it. sometimes you just need to fall back.


SenoritaLatina
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OMG...Jessica Alba is soo dumb. The reason America finds her Sexy is because she LOOKS LATINA and guess what Jessica... you are Latina. Just bc you cant speak spanish(by choice), that just means ur a dumb latina. News Flash...Jessica.... nobodys buying it...you are Super Dark and no matter how much you keep dying ur hair blond, you will never look like a white girl! lol


shon_juan
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MAAAN I'LL BUST HER DOWN!


Kendo_Bunny
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For Christ's sakes, people, let her identify with what she chooses to identify with. I'm German-Irish-Scottish-Norwegian. I don't really identify with my Scottish roots- I don't even know what percentage Scottish I am, I just know my very Irish grandmother had a Scottish last name. Does this mean I'm denying my Scottish roots? No- it simply means I don't identify with them. I'm an American and I'm damn lucky to be one. She's not denying that she has Hispanic roots, and she's not denying that Latina women can be and often are beautiful. She's just saying that she personally lived such an American life that she doesn't think of herself primarily as Latina. Since when did that become a crime? Not everyone needs to identify themselves by their race. Maybe she's just at a point where she doesn't think of herself as her skin color, hm? That doesn't make her bad or confused- I'd say it makes her more enlightened by the people who insist their ancestors culture that they have never taken direct part in defines them completely. If I started painting myself blue and carrying a broadsword everywhere, people would call me crazy and dangerous. But hey, that's my heritage! As for the Fantastic 4- the character of Susan Richards nee Storm has ALWAYS been blond and blue-eyed. That's like complaining for Supergirl being portrayed as blond and blue-eyed. It's the way they've been drawn in every comic since they were first introduced. Maybe the producers should've cast a real blue-eyed blond to play the Invisible Woman, but they didn't. That's hardly a fair criticism of her. You might as well complain if they cast the blond Scarlett Johannsen as Wonder Woman and stuck a black wig on her (as Wonder Woman has ALWAYS been protrayed as having black or dark brown hair). Would she be betraying her culture? IT'S A MOVIE!


Kendo_Bunny
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Oh, and going back- tmarti- yes, the Native Americans did come here from somewhere else. Everyone not currently inhabiting the Fertile Crescent ended up where they are because their ancestors moved someplace else. My ancestors came from Europe, but there were not always people living in Europe. So their ancestors had to go to Europe from someplace else. This is why dividing everything by race is stupid- there is the human race. Mongoloid, negroid, and caucasoid are generally defining physical traits- not races. Some of you people remind me of a friend's stepfather. She's mixed black and white, he's black. He won't let her hang out with her white friends (most of her friends are white) and won't let her date Asian boys (she finds Asians most attractive). However, her one half-Latina friend is always welcome in the house- although he turned her away at first too for 'being white'. He forced my friend to go to an all-black school, saying that she wouldn't get a penny of college money if she didn't. He thinks his stepdaughter wants to be white, but it's simply that she happens to be a very enthusiastic member of a fandom that is primarily white and Asian. She'd probably have more African-American friends if there were higher percentages of African-Americans in our fandom. I think it's admirable that she acts precisely the way she wants to, and doesn't let anyone's race define her. Sadly, I've had to qualify statements like this before by pointing out my Korean stepfamily, Vietnamese adopted brothers, black, Hispanic, and Jewish friends, but I shouldn't have to do that. I'm not a racist because I'm white- I have a low percentage of melanin because I'm white.


NewarkNword
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She is a classic example of somebody who is & has always been ashamed of herself & her family & her race. She probably tried to act white growing up but the sad thing is that no matter how she talks or hard she tries to look white, white people will never accept her & will always see her as spanish. I bet this dumb bich will embrace Mexico if all of a sudden there was another latin explosion in music and film. I seen her kind before she aint original, just a sick mixed up individual. Another self hatin mexican. By the way, so many people think Alba is all that but while she is pretty to me she seems sexless or asexual. Like Nino Brown said: she cant F**k


sassygem
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I kind of understand where she is coming from. I am Puerto Rican but I was born in Connecticut and I do not speak spanish, I don't listen to spanish music, because my parent again like Alba's didn't want me to feel different. She is not a sell out. Her parents and family are the sell outs. They decided to sell out there heritage way before Jessica Alba was even born. And they chose not to bring her up that way. Thats not Jessica's fault. Not once in her article did she say Don't call me a latina. Just explaining why she doesn't feel latina because she wasn't bought up that way. NOW if she said yeah I am latina but I don't know how to speak write or understand spanish you know you'll have the latin community saying she is fake. I think she is keeping it real with her feelings on this and again I know where she is coming from.


Kendo_Bunny
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Why does not particularly identifying with a community you've had no contact with, but happen to have some blood from, make you someone who's denying your heritage. So she doesn't speak Spanish. So what? I don't speak German, because my German ancestors came to America and learned how to speak English. It's also not selling out to not particularly honor the culture you left. Obviously, Grandpa Alba left Mexico hoping to find a better life in America. He could have stayed in Mexico and had purely Mexican children and grandchildren, but he didn't. If he wanted his family to be 100% Mexican, he never would've come to America. Why is there this insistence that people here always act just like the people in the country THEY LEFT FROM when they came over here? Assimilation to an extent is not "selling out"- learning to speak English and going to college should be praiseworthy events, not cause for scorn. I'm no particular fan of hers and probably never will be, but again, I think it's great how she doesn't let silly, arbitrary rules on how one can act and not deny one's "heritage" define how she lives her life.


bpmurr
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As a white male I could really careless what Jessica wants to call herself. She just wants to be a person not classified into one racial group. I thought we were all supposed to look past color by now? I'm 28 and never seen color my entire life. My best friend is a black male but to me he's just a person like me, in fact everyone I've ever known or dated of another race is just a human like me. I think Jessica is just trying to say I want to be Jessica a human being not just shoved into one race. Don't get me wrong I think it's good for people to explore their cultural roots I just hate seeing it cause division. Who cares if I’m white, your black, or that person is whatever lets just all have fun, respect each other, and live life together.


TheMan00
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Whatever Outfake...U served me Wendys for lunch LMAO!!!!!!! GROW THE HELL UP... AND WHY ARE U TELLING ME ABOUT THE MONEY U HAVE... LOL IT TOOK ALL 1000 MEMBERS OF UR FAM TO PAY FOR U TO GO TO SCHOOL.... CONQUISTADORS!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO PATHETIC U ARE!!!!!!!!! AND WHO STILL PLAYS GAMES.... AND SEEING AS THOUGH U ARE THE ONE THAT HAS TO EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT U HAVE, IT SEEMS AS IF UR THE ONE THAT HAS LOST THE GAME SO COME AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!


Reaper
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I am so sick of these Sellouts, homosexuals and hippies. Everyone is becoming such a joke. And you know what?......is not even called for. Waht is so important about being gay? NOTHING what is so important about being a sellout? NOTHING!


NYChatterbox
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JORGE: YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD....JESSICA IS THE NEW RAQUEL WELCH. SHE HAD FANS FOOLED FOR A LONG TIME THINKING SHE WAS WHITE. I REALLY HOPE THAT AMERICA FERRERA STAYS PROUD TO BE A ROLE MODEL FOR LATINAS EVERYWHERE. JESSICA SHOULD HANG OUT WITH HER, SO SOME OF THAT PRIDE CAN RUB OFF ON HER (TIRED EX-DEREK JETER JUMP-OFF)


NYChatterbox
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Just read Jessicas'last quote: "And now it's mainstream and color isn't as big of a deal and if anything it's better"...SO IS IT BETTER TO BE PAID TO BE A LATINA - THAN TO ACTUALLY BE PROUD TO BE A LATINA??? And Mahogany 74...I totally agree with you on Mariah, Vin Diesel, Carol Channing (?!!),Raquel, and ESPECIALLY Jennifer Beals!!! I remember her denying her Black Heritage when her father was alive. Since his passing, she's felt totally free to pass herself off as a "Becky" LOL. I have to disagree about Tiger Woods though, he at least never denied his Black Roots....He and his father were extremely close. He came up with "Cablinasian" to acknowledge ALL of his roots.


texanprincess13
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Jessica Alba is mixed with like 4 races. It's not exactly her fault that her family didn't educate her on her heritage or give her any connection to it. As a mixed child it makes me kind of sympatheitc to her. I don't think she's ashamed of her heritag I do however think its difficult to relate to one race, when your made up as five. It's like being mixed with balck and white and only claiming the white said. She doesn't want to be associated with just one of her races. Maybe she wants to try and relate to them all.



NYCTAMECHA
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No one seems to be reading the rest of Jessica's comments. She's not denying her heritage, she's just not letting it define her as an actress. To "lie" or "deny" her heritage would be to say her grandfather was something else. She admits he was Mexican. She offers explanation for her position. Cameron Diaz doesn't define herself as a "latina". The latin community, for a long time, considered Christina Aguilera as "white". One can be latino/latina and "black" or "white". Jessica doesn't speak spanish nor did she grow up in latin community. I think she's being more honest with herself by not defining herself.


MsCheeks84
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Kudos to princepop for embracing your black culutre!!! I can totally agree with where you are coming from, I too am what many blacks call a redbone, growing up people thought I was mixed even to this this day people think that I am mixed with asian, white, or hispanic. Growing up I was constantly defending my heritage, many people said that I could not be just black because I have a head full of thick curly hair and slanted eyes, and yes it was hard being teased everyday for not being black or being too black but my family made it easier for me by telling me to embrace my heritage. My mom and dad constantly told me how beautiful I was and how being black was a beautiful thing!!! My family constantly told about all the positive attributes that blacks made to american society!! I went to school with white people most of my life and no one time did I feel uncomfortable talking about my ethnicity or my culture I heald my head high and did not feel ashamed or different because I did not look white. That's many people problem they do not want to go against the norm instead they would rather conform! My heritage and ethnicity helped shaped who I am which I am very proud of it and would not have it any other way! I hope to instill the same pride that my family has instilled in with my own children one day!! I honestly feels it all depends on how you were raised if you're parents have some underlying self hatred about their heritage and ethnicity then they are going to instill that into their children. Like Sassygem I am not saying that you're parents hate their latino/a roots but why would they not share it with you?? I love the latin culture being that my stepfather is Dominican I learned about their culture as well and I love it. So people should stop saying that they do not want to define themselves as black or latino or white, however just embrace your culture for what it is and be happy!!


lissaa12
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**NO! YOU ALL ARE WRONG LOL... I DONT THINK THAT SHE IS "DISSING" LATIN CULTURE AT ALL. SHE JUST EXPRESSED WORDS POORLY. IM SICK OF NON MIXED PPL MISUNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENT LIFE STYLE THAT A MIXED PERSON LEADS. WHEN YOU ARE MIXED YOU DONT ALWAYS FEEL CONNECTED TO EITHER RACE, ITS COMMON.... YOU FEEL DIFFERENT..YOURE NOT TOO MUCH OF ANY ONE THING AND IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SHAME OR PRIDE...ITS JUST WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOURE MIXED.. SHE DID NOT SAY THAT SHE WAS NOT LATINA, SHE IS TRYING TO SAY THAT SHE IS BRANDED A LATINA ACTRESS ALL OF THE TIME ..AND EXPECTED TO SPEAK FLUENT SPANISH AND KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT LATIN CULTURE..SHE WAS BROUGHT UP DIFFERENTLY...AND THERES NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT...IM SURE HER WHITE MOTHER HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH HER LACK OF SPEAKING SPANISH...IS THAT HER FAULT? NO... ITS NOT.. AND THE FACT THAT SHE DOSNT SPEAK SPANISH DOES NOT MEAN THAT SHE IS ASHAMED OF HER RACE 0R THAT SHE WANTS TO BE WHITE...SHE IS MIXED AND IF PPL CAN NOT ACCEPT THAT, THEN I DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY...IM SICK OF HISPANIC PPL ASKING ME WHY I DONT SPEAK SPANISH AND THEN GETTING MAD AT ME...JUST BC A PERSON IS NOT COMPLETELY INTACT WITH THEIR ENTIRE CULTURE AND EVERY FACET OF IT DOES -NOT- MEAN THAT THEY NECCESSARILY WANT TO DELINEATE THEMSELVES FROM THEIR RACE. Ms. ALBA IS SIMPLY SAYING THAT SHE WAS BROUGHT UP DIFFERENTLY THAN MOST LATINAS... AND THERES NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT. WHEN PPL FINALLY UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN YOU ARE BROUGHT UP MIXED YOURE NOT AS HOMOGENIZED AS PPL WANT YOU TO BE....PPL NEED TO RECOGNISE THIS, JUST BC SHE IS HALF WHITE AND WANTS TO RECOGNISE HER "AMERICAN" UPBRINGING DOES NOT MEAN THAT SHE IS ASHAMED. JUST BC SHE DOSNT SPEAK SPANISH DOSNT MEAN THAT SHE IS ASHAMED...ETC ETC IM SICK OF PPL NOT UNDERSTANDING THIS AND IM BEGINNING TO THINK THAT BEING MIXED IS A DIFFERENT RACE ALL ON ITS OWN........


djromero
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To all those who seem to not want to learn english and speak it. "In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people." Theodore Roosevelt 1907


miamia
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Dear Miss Alba or should that be Miss Dawn? You can't say you are proud of your last name and then say you don't want to be called a Latina. Let me explain, this is why you did not look good in the bleached hair. Que vivan las Latinas completas, a medias, a poquito! Eso se lleva en la sangre.... A lo mejor si alguien le da un buen plato de arroz con habichuelas cae en tiempo. Aqui hay una BORICUA de pura sepa!!


miamia
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Oh and Lissaa12, please get over yourself and all of those mixed ppl that feel they are not accepted in any race. My grandparents were born in Puerto Rico, My father in NY and my mother in Italy. I was born in Australia, I speak 4 languages and I was not raised in a Latin community eating rice and beans nor did my parents take upon themselves to teach me, I took it upon me even when I'm half way around the world.I might as well have been mixed. She is what, across the border?, Give me a break! You create who you are, and if you are able to post an email in CAPS, you are old enough and able to read in the Internet about History and Cultures, learn to accept yourself. Being mixed is one exotic thing! So please don't bring this "Feel sorry for me because I'm mixed" thing.


Proudlatina
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Okay, it's one thing to be say you're not Latina. When you start saying stuff like "Mexicans just spread all their seeds. And the women just pop them out." .....thats when people get offended. Jessica Alba is hot, but I think that was really rude and disrespectful. If she doesn't want to be labeled as "a mexican", just say that. && at that, I saw Fantastic 4 the silver surfer, and it SUCKED!! The blonde hair and blue eyes dont suit her because of her tan.... and finally, she lost yet another Mexican- American fan. My mom was born in Laredo, TX. and my dad in Dallas, TX. I was also born in Dallas. I speak spanish but it's not perfect. She is a disappointment to the Latino community. No matter what she says, she IS latina... Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Lopez have all embraced the hispanic community. Its a shame she'll never get to their level.... and honestly, I think she's immature. Thats something you would expect to come out of a teenagers mouth. ....such a let down.


eddie57
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If Jessica wants to deny her latin roots that's her business. She was one of my favorite celebrities, but not any longer. She is multiracial and she should admit to that. GL to her nonetheless.


Tards
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99.9 % of all these posts are total lies. She is not "Latina, Mexican, or Hispanic" ethniclly or racially. The hot and sexy Jessica Alba would be "mutli-racial" even if both parents were born in "Mexico" unless her parents were not part of the very large percentage of mixed (Native American/Spaniard) which would still make her part "European (white)" and yes no one should deny their ancestry no matter what they are. Also no one should lie about what they are either like the 89.1% of the "Latino" people. Don't whom ever claims this ever get tired of the lies. Hispanic, Latino and Mexican is not a race or ethnic group of people. She isn't dark like someone claimed she was. Yes her skin is tanned but not dark. Also someone saying " No matter what she says, she IS latina... Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Lopez have all embraced the hispanic community." Penelope Cruz is from Spain she is 100% European and yet she has a tan. Salma Hayek was born in Mexico but has a Lebanese father and a mother of Native American / Spanish decent. " Cameron Diaz because she looks like a straight up caucasian and didn't reap the benefits of looking ethnic and unique..she looks like every other white actress although she's half latina. " Half Latina??? Cubans are mixed with Native American and Africans. You people really need some help since you don't have a clue of you ancestry yet you try to comment on someone's thoughts on theirs. Sad very sad. Stop the hate , it's never to late to educate. {Hispanic: relates to Spain / Latin: relates to the former language of the accent Romans / Latino: phrase was coined by a Frenchman because of all of the romance languages spoken in "Latin American" that is why it is called "Latin America" / Latino translated to English is Latin , the true Latin's are from Italy. So before you tell the beautiful Jessica Alba to: "Don't deny your 'Latina' heritage" try to figure out your own so called "Latino/a People" Examples of so called "Latino People" Sammy Sosa which you can tell he is mixed with "African" or Freddie Prinze Jr. if you can notice he is mixed with European. Celia Cruz is mixed with African. So either way if Jessica Alba's mom was not "French" and her mother was the same as her dad she would still be "Multi-racial. Hispanic is just a label / Latino is just like a logo and people are buying and spending into it. Just like an old dog that can't learn any new tricks. You or whom ever will still belive this lie called "Latino".


SpanishMami
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JENNIFER LOPEZ SHOULD KICK HER ASS...honey you don't deserve to be Latina...her comments were disgusting....RACIST!


mandelwink
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I've got to chime in here -- This is ridiculous. Alba is not denying her 'race', she is out and out talking about it here. But she is being honest about the fact that though she has hispanic heritage, she was not raise in that culture. What's wrong with that? The culture a person practices is in no way tied to their genetics. Theres nothing about what's in your genes that dictates your culture... it all has to do with the culture your parents practiced and how you were raised and people that surrounded you. She was raised in a more mainstream western culture, and whether anyone likes it or not, that is her culture. Its like a white American couple adopting a chinese baby. Yes, the child knows that they have chinese bloodlines, but her culture is going to be that of her parents, not that of her chinese ancestry. I think that what Alba is trying to say is that there is a difference between "race" and "ancestry." Ancestry refers to her genetic heritage, while race includes the heritage and the cultural behavior that typically goes with it. So while she's got mexican ancestry, she doesn't have the cultural behavior that goes along with it, so she feels that she doesn't really fit into a racial catagory of "latina." And why is there something wrong with that? I think it is disingenuous to say that just because she looks a certain way that she should be expected/required to act a particular way. If thats not racist, I don't know what is.


ChrisOrtega
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All I have to say is WOw... I am not disapointed that she wants to detatch her heritage, its almost as if shes a mistake to the Mexican heritage, so why feel bad, we must accept that even stars are just like regular people, just like the people we sometimes come accross in the great city of LA that are just literally stupid and locos in the head and cannot pop sence in there heads. For those that posted that Mexicans are the low class, maybe you guys are also stupid, because I live in Southern Cali and we are beautiful people from different roots of Mexico that are blooming in this great american country and we are doing more then well out here with "eduacation" and good careers, and the Mexican American Men that I see in West Hollywood at "The Abbey" are fine as hell. Of course im a hot one ma self! as for fake ass Jessica Alba she can suck on ma fat chorizo so she can at least say she has some mexican in her stupid dark TJ lookin hooker ass (not that i want her stanky mouth over me, id perfer Frankie J's San Diego Mex hot stuff)


JoeyB
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Like Miss Alba, I too come from Mexican heritage....but that's it. It's annoying when people try to catigorize me as "Mexican". I was born in Southern California so I see that as proof that I am NOT Mexican but I am an AMERICAN!!!! And for you fools out here who don't know the difference, let me put it in a way that leaves no dispute....If a war was to break out between The US and Mexico, whichever of the two countries could draft you pretty much determines who you are.


makebae
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I'm a dark brown Black woman with an African name. I too was not accepted by the all Black community I grew up in (neighborhood, school, you name it). But you know what? I'm Black, I'm female with an African name and I love who I am! I have always had mostly white friends because of how I was treated because the white kids just didn't reject me. I went where I was accepted. Now with that said, you are who you are. My race and my name are part of who I am. If I denied being Black, I would not only be obviously confused, but I would also disrespect my entire family and the entire civil rights movement. She's confused but there is one thing about being a non white American. Eventually, someone in white America will reminder her of who and what she is. I was born and raised in America and would fight and die for this country. However, have you ever heard someone describe a woman as an "All American girl" and the picture of the woman is always white? I challenge anyone to take a picture of different people and ask a random person to describe the person in the picture. I bet that no one will say that they see an AMERICAN first. They will almost always start with a racial/ethnic description first. That's just the way America is and I doubt that it will ever change.


Zuly
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I agree with almost everyone else. She doesn't look white, not even when she put those blue contacts for the movie "Fantastic 4." That was just way too much. Although, she's only partially hispanic. Her dad is Mexican American and her mother, Danish and french. She should not be ashamed of her backgrounds, but lets clarify that WE ALL, THE LATINOS AND HISPANICS SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HER! and yes, I do find very ignorant for her to say that she's american, c'mon even white people say where their ancestors were from! haaha.... This girl is ridiculous, and her comments are disgustingly racist...!



sarahbezares
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Jessica Alba is the epitome of an ignorant, uneducated, American. She perpetuates the negative stereotypes white-America already holds for Latinos. And although she has a preconceived notion we Latino/as want to claim her, we rather not. Her practically nude pictures and movies represent everything we Latinas are not. Alba also claims her grandfather was the only Latino in the college and yet he was still continued to hold and pass on ignorance to his grandchildren. Did he not take any history courses of colonization and Manifest destiny ideas? -PROUD 5TH GENERATION LATINA/UCLA STUDENT


proud_latina713
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HELLO WERE IN 2007 GIRL IF YOU WEREN'T FAMOUS YOU WOULD KNOW THAT IF A AMERICAN AND A LATIN AMERICAN APPLY FOR THE SAME JOB 9 TIMES OUT OF 10 THE LATIN WILL GET HIRED BECAUSE THEY SPEAK 2 LANGUAGES.


Kagura
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Jessica Alba is an American, first of all. Then she is half Hispanic and half Caucasian. But the fact of the matter is that she was born here, and her nationality is American. For ethnicity, she is "other." She isn't Latina, in the same sense that she isn't Caucasian; she's a mixture of both. Leave her alone.


Kagura
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Also, just because she calls herself an American (which is what she is), doesn't mean she's denying her Hispanic blood. First off, an American can be any ethnicity. If you're born here, you're American, regardless of race and whatnot. Secondly, she can't be considered Hispanic because then she'd be shunning her Caucasian blood. Well, I'm sure y'all get my drift by now. It's not that hard a subject to comprehend!


Kagura
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P.S. For the umpteenth time, it's not "Latina"! The correct term is "Hispanic." "Latina" was just a term coined by some Spanglish-speaking Newyorican pathetic being, all right.


salsastyle
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Well all I can say is that I am also a 3 rd generation Mexican/ American . My family also had people treat them bad. However, I speak /read both Spanish/& English . So many latinos forget Spanish once they are in the USA. For some reason they feel some kinda shame for eating latino foods see before it was not kool to be latino in a couple of years she will be back peddling cause there are going to be a lot of Latinos .Poor little rich girl she will always be Mexican no matter what color her hair is and even if she does not speak Spanish. The whites just laugh @ you and see how lost you are. You will never be White. Even if you claim your not Latina. Everyone see's you as a Latina. Only because you where born in the USA does not make you a white girl. Reality check girl !


KatiaraDanice
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she needs to stop acting like shes more american than anybody and stop sayin that she not mexican ;the bitch is much more darker than cameron diaz and if she wants be fuckin white she can bleach herself like michael jackson did


Sedici
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I’m sorry I don’t blame her, I mean my ethnicity is a mystery to most, the first guess I get is Latina and yet that culture (I’m 27 lived in highly populated latino areas such as san diego my birth place and Houston tx) seems to treat me like I’m less of a person when they find out I do not speak Spanish. I feel what she’s saying because most “races, cultures” have never excepted me and I feel it’s because of their not being able to socially place me. I respect her opinion based on her experience in life.


Bellagio
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Heritage? What is it with heritage? My great grandparents came from Slovic States in Europe… So what. I am 3rd generation American and THAT is MY heritage. Sure I have ethnic roots and a family tree that goes all the way back to Adam & Eve. SO F’N WHAT! Everyone does… Jessica is 100% full blooded AMERICAN. Taking the genetic make-up out of the equation she is AMERICAN. She has an American Father and an American Mother. PERIOD! With regards to ethnic (genetic) roots, she is Danish-French-Mexican and probably half a dozen other ethnicities her frigg’n family tree is probably made up of. Are all American’s White?… NO!… Are all Americans of European descent? NO! Who on this board can prove she has 10%, 25%, 50% Hispanic lineage? Just because she’s judged to have skin color or other physical features that could arguably look Hispanic means squat… It’s simply subjective at that point. Heck… I can argue that she looks Greek to me, with some Jewish features. WHO CARES! Maybe she has 20% Hispanic… Big deal… Does that mean she must embrace a 100% Hispanic heritage? And the European-White side of her cannot, it doesn’t exist? SHE IS NOT HISPANIC! Her genetic make-up is purely subjective with regards to how she embraces her heritage. For Christ sakes, she’s a human being… 1 out of the 6 Billion+ on this planet… Gimme-a break. I wish you idiots on this board would cut the heritage crap and respect her personal feelings to how she chooses her place amongst the rest of us. If you are proud of your Hispanic heritage and embrace it then do so… But don’t fault others that choose not to. It’s their choice and not one for you to criticize. Jessica can be whatever she chooses to be… Be proud of who you are, and where you’re going… not where you came from. That’s what makes each one of us unique.


moerage
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I think everyone is missing the point of what she is saying. She did not deny who she is or where she comes from. She's speaking about how she was raised. I can relate to what she said. I am a black male & I am very proud of that, but because of the way I was taught as a child to be myself & not to fall into stero types & to be the person I want to be. I also consider myself american. All my life I have worked past labels, and that is what Jessica is saying here. Everywhere I go and everyone I meet do not see color or labels. You can call it luck, but I don't think so. It's the way I carry myself. They call us afro-americans, I will not be that label,NEVER! I am american just like you and everybody else including Miss Alba.


WhatMexicans
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How could someone deny their "Mexican ancestry"? I think all or most people that claim "Mexican ancestry" deny their ancestry. To even say Jessica Alba is Mexican/white would be a lie since their is a 60% chance her father is half NativeAmerica/Spanard wouldnt that make him already half white? I mean come on retards are you that stupid?!?!?!? How can you debate on someone deny something when in fact you guys are doing the same. And the list goes on and on with some really amazing statements of lies: Here's a good one but, not really that good: "She's VERY HISPANIC she needs to shut her want to be white butt up!" Isnt "Hispanic" something that refers back to Spain and the people of Spain are "white". And another stupid one: " Many of us did not cross the border as the stereotype suggests..the border crosssed us! White people took my families land- as they did to Native Americans " How the hell did the "white" people took your families land when before you so called "Mexican's , Latinos and hispanics" or what ever fake label you call your self. The land belonged to the NativeAmercans then the Spaniards stole it and then the so called "Mexican's" kepted it then lost or sold it. Please resond back so I could here your lies one how your race is "Mexican" or "Latino"(which in fact the "Italians" are the real "Latinos") and how the "white people" stole your land.


ald
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she should acknowledge her heritage instead of trying to be white. Jessica Alba wants to be white now because whites rule America, but the Bible says "that which is last shall one day be first" so one day we will rule america and she is going to wish she knew about her heritage.


brownbrasilero
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just a quick education lesson about rapper fabolous...both of his parents are of african descent one is american and one is dominican. dominican is a nationality NOT a race...to all the dominicans ...GET A CLUE...ur country is 90% of african descent.Stop the denial! Yes you are hispanic and should be seen as such and i respect the culture but it is NOT a race and it doesnt mean ur not black or part black.


brownbrasilero
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If anything the reason Jessic a Alba looks the way she does it is because of ur indigineous indian background which is a REAL race I might add NOT Hispanic/Latino. Spain is in europe and spaniards are white some may have dark hair and olive skin because they are from the southern/meditarranean part of europe but they are still white. Her mom is danish from norther europe..blond hair and blue eyes.


crisii
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Who gives a flying fuck if her racist ass grandfather was the only one at the country clubs or college. Its so sad he was racist to himself and how he didnt want his kids to learn spanish but damn atleast teach them about the culture they're coming from. He got white washed coming into the us its never bad to be different! and jessica looks more latina then anything! Im half mexican and lighter skinned then her. It so sad how ill never see any of her movies ever again. She was one of my favorite actresses. Im PROUD OF BEING HALF MEXICAN!!!!



Dreamlandeditor
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The people on here that are offended, are only looking for a reason to be offended, I'm sorry. Granted, Jessica Alba may not be the most eloquent person in the world, and isn't so great at articulating herself...but I totally broke down what she was saying, and I understand. She's made no bones about her Latin heritage, not even the Sheens' (Charlie or Martin) have denied their heritage, and they CHANGED their last name for Hollywood; she kept her last name because she wanted to. By the way, a bi-racial person such as herself does NOT have to answer to anybody: or speak Spanish, or eat tamales on Christmas, or try to be white and go to country clubs, or shop at Anne Klein for cardigans, or anything else. The same goes for anybody else of mixed race, who you do or don't indentify with is your choice and your right. that is why we are Americans, no? There is almost no REAL, authentic pureblood of any race anyways, we all share the same common ancestors and are citizens of the world; so treat Jessica with some respect. By the way, I don't think Jessica's granddad was denying his culture; I think he was establishing America as his home, and was embracing everything about it, INCLUDING IT'S LANGUAGE people. Remember, it's not about where you're from, but where you belong.


arceDF
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I have lived all my life and still live in Mexico City and not being racist but i look less latin than she does what i am trying to say is that when she talks about being proud of her grandparents of deniing being mexican is wrong i live in the other side of the border ive only been 1 tiem to the US in miami and i learned to speak english here so rhe thing is that i see his grandparents as the typical cholo who wants to be american but you can lie all you want but nothing will hide your accent, color and tradition you see many people en Mexico City say of being of spanish desent and thwy get pushed around for doing that while the only thing they want to make clear is that they are proud of their origin the same thing happens in the north what if he would be proud of being mexican she would be peoud of it too so it is not actualy Jessica "de Alba" (real last name) fault the fault is of her grandfarher for not being able to stand the pressure of it being margined instead when jessica would coMe to mexico they would cheer her for being a good patriot but now noone in the US is going to cheer her becuase her only excuse for being american is that she speaks inglish and was born in California which 150 years ago would be called "Alta California, Mexico, still its not her fault sino her granda's


dtinez19
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it seems that you all werent paying attention to what she was trying to get out & thats typical she said that growing up she wasnt accepted by both sides well i wouldnt blame her neither was i. "our own people kick us half breeds out and laugh at us." watch blood in blood out then you might understand a little about us half breeds and take a chill pill.


jessicar
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DENY !!!Its in your roots Jessica WE ALL IN AMERICA are raised the same way you were raised ...How do you call it?Oh ya with AMERICAN morals...thats right...But see i was born here in America And I am proud of my parents roots..PUERTO RICAN AND MEXICANa AND i dont deny who I am.That is what makes me ..me...FIRST time I heard that you said that.....FIND YOURSELF ALBA


jessicar
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US LATINA ARE VERY BEAUTIFUL


frankierez
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just another victim of the great brain wash.i feel for her.time to change her mind.its ok to be mexican jessica.do it.


frankierez
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free yourself!


MadAMERICAN
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That's what happens when Latinas go to Hollywood, they go into the game in most cases dealing with blacks or other Hispanics, and then they get that big break and after that ,they only associate with Caucasians!!!! Didn't she have a baby by one? She has been dating them ever since she became a star!!! And you can tell she's trying to be white, and hiding who she really is!!! When was the last time you saw her with any Latino or Black since Mekhi Phiffer? She is a sell-out!!!


libertas
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Tmarti30 above is lying when she says, "White people took my family's land." All of the Spanish land grants remained with the families that owned them when the sovereign authority changed. The only way her family lost their land was by selling it. It's worth noting though that the Spanish land grants were granted by the King of Spain to white Mexicans. And it's worth mentioning that white Americans had nothing to do with that. In fact, if Tmarti30 stirs up hate against those that stole the land, perhaps it is her that should be hated since her white Spanish King stole the land from others.


chocoxbaby
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Why would Jessica Alba call herself a "Latina" actress when she is so much more than that? Hell, the girl is 87% European and 13% Native American or Indigenous. I wouldn't call myself a Latina actress either.


anen87
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^^^@chocoxbaby % percentile geno/blood does not always = phenotype! Larry David is 37% Native American which is more than her! and he didn't come out looking like her, he came out looking White. It's rare BUT IT IS POSSIBLE So having 13% Native American is sometimes still strong enough to make you look "Latino" (stupid bastardized comercial american term). She's "Latina" because she "looks it" AND her name. That's the Stupid Ugly American truth!


anen87
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ALSO google Jhonny Depp he's 1/8 Native American (which 12%)! and he looks mexican/puerto rican aka "Latino" xP those little indian blood/genes are strong eh? But because of his name he is a biracial American. If his name was Juan Lopez he'd be commercialized as a "hot Latino man" by Americans! Jessica Alba is "Latina" because she "looks it" and has the Name that's the Stupid Ugly American truth!!! Jessica is right in saying Cameron Diaz would be more Latina But is not commercialized as such, But she is because she came out looking like a brown girl.


JamesMcDonald1
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Funny thing is, LATINO IS NOT A RACE. Get this RIGHT people. Latinos can be WHITE EUROPEAN. Just look at ALEXIS BLEDEL. Shes LATINA and FUCKING WHITE. Latino = SOMEONE WHO COMES FROM A COUNTRY THAT SPEAKS SPANISH Hispanic = SOMEONE FROM A SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRY In latin america, you have blacks, jews, white europeans, natives and those who are mixed (like Jessica Alba) -- another thing... there aremore ASIANS in LATIN AMERICA than latin americans in ASIA. 2nd highest Japanese population = BRAZIL. These are LATINOS. Asian Latinos. I am married to an woman from Colombia who is mixed with white and native american and black -- and she looks just like Jessica Alba. Her father was originally from Italy which explains her Italian last name -- and her mother was black and native (zambo) --- guess what, shes still LATINA.


mavisthepanda
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If her last name wasn't Alba no one would be calling her Latino. Plus as she stated she is not culturally Latino at all but culturally 100% American since that's what she is. Anyway let's make this simple she is 87% white (European) and 13% native American. She's not denying a thing. On the other hand if she had been saying she is Hispanic/Latino she would have been labelled by everyone here trying to claim/ pigeon-hole her as a Hispanic/Latino wannabe.


mavisthepanda
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She doesn't even look Latino, If you were to be honest and try to isolate a "look" you would come out with a very smooth White/Japanese mix, or a little Native American but Latino? Not even close. Anyway my very first thought when I saw her, "She's so beautiful!"



ALLORNADA
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I understand what Alba was trying to say and this all got blown out of proportion by the bloggers and the gossip columnists! I am also of latina heritage but born and raised in the US and I understand when everyone labels you hispanic simply because of the way you look. I am Brazilian so I technically am not hispanic but still latina and proud of it. The point about Cameron Diaz makes this clear, just because you look a certain way does not justify categorizing, she is also half white and feels distant from her Mexican heritage so it is unfair to simply stamp her


chelamks
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well i'm mexican/american my mom was born in mexicon me in usa but just b cuz i was born in usa dat doesnt mean i gonna deny dat i'm not mexican or latina..idk wat is wrong with her.she could color her hair do alot of shit 2 her self so she could look white but still she has da skin of us mexican/latina dat won't change at all i just hope she realize dat wat she is doing is wrong...i love her movies dat she makes especially machete but she is getting me very upset cus she is deny her country,culture ect ect ect...


tana12
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No Spaniards are not white i was born in spain and i am multiracial .When i was a child i was told in history class that spaniards were mixed blaack moors from north africa . Souther europeans are mixed with black moor and that is why northern europeans who are whiter then souther europeans hate them they don't consider them white , albanians are not white lots of norther europeans don't consider them white.Before you comment about europe you should live there and know the history .Many americans don't think they know everything i hate that.


tana12
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I meant many americans think they know everything , and jessica hates her mexican roots she was brought up that way i don't blame in america white is beautiful , rich , superior and most people in the world were brainwashed to believe white is the best.


tana12
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@ Anen87 google johnie depp is part african also believe it or not.


pkmediaw5000
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Listen, I am from NYC and the fact is that the majority of Blacks don't like Hispanics, Latinas or whatever You People call yourselves these days. I work in the hospital and hear from people living in the south as well as up north and they can't stand Hispanics. Most complain that they are moving all up in their neighborhoods and they don't want you people there. Up north, Blacks say they are geting sick and tired of the Hispanics moving into their neighborhoods. They say everywhere they move.."Here come those Damn Hispanics Again" Most White and Black Americans don't want Hispanics here!


pkmediaw5000
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Sorry, not trying to Offend! but that's just the reality of it. Most Americans whether Black or White don't want you Hispanics here. This is the gist of what is said behind your backs...They don't like you blaring your Hispanic music...They feel you are a drain our system, a drain on the economy. The majority say you are moochers who take, take, take and don't put nothing back into the economy, They feel you are abusing and draining Soc. Security,disability and medicaid, food stamp and welfare system! Most Americans feel Hispanics/Latinos are Lazy and don't like to work, even those w/jobs!


pkmediaw5000
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Unfortunately, it doesn't get better! Whites and Blacks on the overall, from listening and tapping in on their conversations, feel that Hispanics are lacking basic intelligence, to put it frankly, most Americans feel Hispanics are a Dumb people! They wonder why Hispanics always say they are proud! To quote directly what we hear "What do they have to feel proud of, they have no real historical contributions" Its not a pretty picture, but to sum up what people say, "Hispanic are Dumb, Stupid, Lazy, No talent Copycats, Always looking for hand outs, Baby breeders and Cockroach breeders!


pkmediaw5000
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Listen, the reason I am posting this is because whatever the Jessica Albas of the world want to claim, then that's her business. Most Blacks and Whites alike feel that many Hispanics are in denial about their true ancestry anyway, so what difference does one more Hispanic, Latino or whatever you people call yourselves these days matter, if this girl is in denial as you claim. It seems to others that You People are are all in denial or either Ignorant of your true ancestry. None of us have anything to be proud about "Pride" has no place in God's Kingdom!


pkmediaw5000
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Forget about Being Proud, Your Pride is a Sin in God/eyes. For it is written "Be Ye Humble in All Things" Pride and arrogance are the way of evil and perverted speech I hate." (Proverbs 8:13) "For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips, let them be trapped in their Pride" (Psalm 59:12) The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: Pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the fraudulent mouth, do I hate" (Proverbs 16:18) Psalm 138:6 Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar. Yet You Hispanics never wonder why you've still at the Bottom!


pkmediaw5000
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Just in case some of you still don't get it!!! Proverbs 16:5: Every one that is PROUD in heart is an ABOMINATION to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. Psalms 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the PROUD he knoweth afar off Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: PRIDE, and ARROGANCE, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate!!!


pkmediaw5000
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I.E., I can't say that I agree with my friends and co-workers on what is being said today about Hispanics and why most Americans want to ship you out of this country on the next boat! But what I will say is that leave your "Pride" at the door, First.. if you believe in God, Pride has no place in his Kingdom! Second its your Pride, the flaunting of your Flag in Americans faces that really ignited the fuel behind Black and White Americans pushing for stricter Immigration Laws to get most of you out of this country! Wake up! Get A Clue People!!!


macbz
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First of all its jessica albas choice if she wants to think she's " white" which is very sad like a lot of u said that's jst how she was raised. What her family taught her. I'm mexican n italian i also have relatives that are BLACK, INDIAN, WHITE, FAMILY FROM MEXICO and very proud! I honestly wish ppl would be happy w/ them selves but let's face it a lot of ppl aren't:/ its true what some one on here said the white don't want you i agree a lot of white ppl jst like their own kind because that's how they were raised being racist it goes way way back we all know that.. i love all cultures i get along with ne one i treat ppl how they treat me. Enough said:) now the BLACK DUDES ON HERE. MAKING UNNESSARY COMMENTS ABOUT MEXICANS. . Why r u even on here saying shit like that ppl like you is what makes other people hate sum blk ppl.it will never fade w/ ppl like you ok if u dnt care about jessica alba or mexicans then get the eff out n y are u bringing up shit that happend way long ago b4 we were all born? We know of what happend back then. N who says blacks were here first? How do u even know exactly who was here because a blk person said? I'm tired of blk ppl like u saying shit like that n not every mexican is from MEXICO IDIOT. wld u like it if we told all u blks to go back to africa a poor ass country . N who said mexicans are copying u guys. Their them selves they dress how they want to they have their own style n its funni cuz a lot of blk ppl where i live hate them selves cuz their blk n try to b like us lol n u hate us buy y u guys eating r food i always c blk ppl at the taco trucks in el pollo loco. Dating mexican chicks, etc. U no wat ur sad n pathetic i think u dnt even like yourself lol


chumba92
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Mind you own business. If she wants to deny her background, well, let her be.... I mean c'mon do we really need to criticize people because of their choices? Shall we talk about black women who wear weaves or asian women who get eye surgery to look like wester women? It's pathetic how everyone loves criticizing and judging without knowing anything. The say that home is where you feel home. She has the American nationality, she feels home in the USA and doesn't in Mexico. So if he calls herself an American she's right. And you don't always need to divide blacks white latinos etc... I mean, aren't we in 2011? Ask a black person what his background is... I really wonder if he'll be able to tell you where exactly he came from. LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE.


america25
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Do you guys not understand. She is right. I have had great grandparents born here I've had family serve and and die in ww2 fought in Iraq and I am in the military and fight in Afghanistan for this country I am nothing short of offended when anybody calls me Mexican or Mexican American. Mexico is a country not a race it is a shit country at that mix of indiginous of Mexico and Spanish I mestizo if u wanna get technical i am also "italian" but again Italy is a country not a race so what do you call me American. White Americans are not German Americans or English Americans they are white Americans so call me tan american or even Latino I'll accept but many Europeans are Aryan or Anglo Saxon because that's a race!!!! Why should i be called Mexican or Mexican american when my family has done more for this country than some white And black Americans. She is 100 percent right to be proud of who she is which is american!!! Why would u not want to be part of the greatest country In the world!



MSZMARYJANE
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THEN TAKE THAT BITCH OFF LATINA MAGAZINE...STUPID DUM BITCH...UR KIDS LOOK AMERICAN N E WAY UGLY!! I NO THATS MEAN BUT COME ONE YO REALLY??


LatinoItaliano
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Erm, Jessica Alba took a DNA test on George Lopez show and she is 87% European ("white"), and 13% Native American. That's it. Hispanic IS NOT a genetic group of people! Give up the ignorant BS! This should be taught in school! Seriously!


sammydabull
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Im mexican born in palm beach florida my wife is white also born in florida my kids have blue eyes light brown hair and tell everyone that their mexican im proud of my chidren


andromidicus
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I think maybe she is being misunderstood here, because no one can deny their ancestry. However, if people want to get down straight to genetics, shes 87% European lol (by the way, from the first moment I saw her, I automatically assumed that she was european, based from Amsterdam lol) Moving on READ THIS ---->> I would like to say something to everyone in this room ^_^ Probably ( and this is just a guess) probably . . . maybe (and again, Im just blindly assuming . . . or am I?) . . . I think that almost every single person in here might have above 5% Irish in them . . . how do you know this is true or not? You don't know basically, not unless you have an actual factual hard core evidence that shows your lineage tracing back at least 5 generations . . . and even then . . I guarantee you all, that "most" of you in this room are undeniably irish, deep down inside (regardless of religious cultural or ethic or race background) and WHY did I come to this conclusion you ask??? Here is my logic . . . since you all have at "least" 1-5% Irish blood in you . . . you much therefore BE Irish! And I came to this conclusion simply because everyone at one point of time, interbred into Irish Blood (somewhere between the last 5 generations regardless of race). So from this point on, because of all these "assumed" facts,you are hereby officially Irish men and women (regardless of your ethnic back ground) And you can say NOoo! I am not! And in response, I will call those of you who deny your Irish back grounds as "haters" who are "dissing" the Irish side of yourselves. (hint<if you managed to read this far into my experimental post that I just wrote (before you exploded with rage), know that you have just participated in an self induced hint) Does anyone see the point I am trying to make here????? DID anyone understand the point I was making in conducting this experiment? My point: I have no right to insist that you are all Irish, simply because you have "5%" irish blood in you! If you say you are NOT Irish, then you aren't. If you insist you ARE, then you are! End of story! If JESSICA says she IS Latino, even though she doesn't have a drop of Latino blood in her, but STILL insists that, then she IS Latino!! lol If she says she ISNT Latino, but HAS Latino blood, then she IS NOT Latino! And here is why . . . she isnt Latino because its HER dang business and is NO ONE else's dang business but hers :) PS: This is America people, get a clue! NUMBER ONE RULE OF AMERICA . . . Mind your own business O_o Your trying to tell other people how to live and conduct their own lives?? You pass judgment on that woman . . . because she insist she isn't Latino?? Did it ever occur to anyone . . . that maybe she's telling the truth O.o? Or that maybe . . . she has absolutely nothing against the Latino community O.o? Cause I have to be honest here, I see Jennifer Lopez, and she seems to be proud and be doing ok O_o both she and Jessica in Hollywood, make tons of money . . . so why would Jessica bother saying something like that (whats the point of ? She's rich, she can do whatever the heck she wants, the same as Lopez). . . if she wasn't already maybe perhaps . . . telling the truth? . . . and simply said so because she was trying to be proud of her American European Background o_O?


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gerraf1
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wow you people are so superficial....and fyi 'latino' or 'hispanic' is not a race. spanish is a "white man"'s language.


PLUR
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I just want to say that it didn't seem like she was denying her Mexican heritage. She said that her father and grandfather were both Mexican. She's not denying that. What I think she's was trying to say is that in America we are all descended from something. Everyone is from a mixed backround, and that even though she is from Mexican decent she doesn't consider herself a "Latina actress" that's a label that she's not comfortable with, and I don't believe that anyone should tell you what label or category you should fit into. I'm sorry to all of those that believe that she's being disrespectful, but maybe you should take a look at yourselves and decide why you're trying to fit people into specific categories. WE ARE ALL PEOPLE. End of story, and i think that if everyone stopped being so obsessed with race and ethnicity, this world would be a lot better of a place to live. Everyone getting angry about her saying she doesn't feel like a Latina, is just judging her also. I just want to know why people are so obsessed with everyone else's race, and realize that you're no better then people who are making fun of someone for they're race. It's one thing to be proud of you're ancestry, but if you're going to take it to an extreme, you're no better. Everyone just needs to realize that race shouldn't matter, no matter what topic you're talking about. Stop judging, start accepting.


Zekecake76
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Damn thats fucked up! She denied she was french and dutch too? Omg!! So... Where are the french and dutch people bitching about how she denied being both? I dont see anyone. Hmm I wonder why? The problem with immigrants that cone to america is that they think they have to bring everything from their country and never change it. They lump eachother into separate clicka. The mexican in one side, the puerto ricans in another and so on. Why cant we just be ONE. In america it shouldnt be about seperating its about joining. Why divide ourselfs in races or skin color or country of origin? Why cant we be just americans? The color of your skin shouldnt matter? If you are so damn proud of your country of origin and want to represent all the way and come to this country just to be with the same people then GO FUCKING BACK TO MEXICO HOUNDURAS DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PUERTO RICO COLOMBIA or where ever you came from. In america you are an AMERICAN FIRST. Period. This is coming from a mexican whos has family in spain. In bot white in color. But according to all of you where ever my ancestry came from i should only be that so would it count if i call myself european? My mom is white. So is my grandfather. Im tan because of my dad. Im not ashamed about that but i wont call myself a SPAINIARD just becuse my grandfather is from spain. You people make no sense and the world would be a better place if we for once forgot about color race and ethnicity. We are all humans and that is all that should matter. We have to stop diving ourself and UNITE as one race THE HUMAN RACE.


Zekecake76
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Oh and btw my son is mixed with irish and italian from his dads side. So he is white in skin color. He has ancestry from native americans, spain , ireland and italian. Why should he have to choose what he is? He is human and thats all that matters.