Being an Afro-Latina we are mostly shamed by our African roots and by the way we look. South America and in the Islands (where i am from, Puerto Rico) afro-latinx people are faced with racism and discrimination by lighter skinned Hispanics. I cannot tell you how many times I have been faced by racist remarks by my own Hispanic brothers and sisters throughout my lifetime. I find the Hispanic culture to be obsessed with white washing and disconnecting from their African origins. Be proud of who you are, your ancestors are brave and strong people who sacrificed what they had so you can exist today.