Published on Colorlines by Jamila King

In case you missed it, hip-hop scholar and activist Rosa Clemente talked at length about Afro-Latin@ identity last month at Cal State Los Angeles. It’s a perspective that’s worth resurfacing given all the recent hoopla about Latinos identifying as white. In it, she talks about placing Afro-Latinos within the black radical tradition. It’s a lengthy discussion (over an hour), but certainly worthwhile.