W hat exactly does being a light-skinned Latina mean for me? It means that all at once, I am just dark enough, too dark or not dark enough at all. In college, a white classmate once touched my arm and said that she loved my tan. In that moment, however, I stopped being me. I was just a nice tan.
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Most of the commonly used names in Mexico as well as other Latin American countries and Spain have assigned nicknames. Those immersed in the culture will know the actual name of the person based on the nickname they use. These nicknames are not as obvious to outsiders as Bob is to Bobby, and many times sound nothing like the actual name. Other times the nickname goes so far back in history that few people even know why you would be called that particular nickname.
Top definition. White Mexican. Most of their ancestors arrived during the colonial period but a further hundreds of thousands have since then immigrated.
A lot of indigenous Mexicans were really dark skinned, and we were also mixed with some Africans. Then again, Puerto Ricans have more mix of African blood than Mexicans. But I think Puerto Ricans just have more mixes of Europeans. I think Puerto Ricans have so many other mixes that I can't remember which ones. Plus, it all depends on much Spanish blood is in you.