Because you *CAN* be black and Latinx.
Yes, it’s 2018 and Afro-Latinas STILL have to explain their identity to people, including other Latinas.
So we’re calling all our Afro-Latinx readers to tell us if they’ve ever faced anything similar to what happened to Amara “La Negra.”
Maybe it was a co-worker who made an inappropriate comment about your identity.
Or a close-minded family member who made you feel excluded for your looks.
So, vent in the comment section: What was your experience with racial microaggressions as an Afro-Latinx, and how did you handle it? Share your story and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post.