Jessica Alba "Don't Call Me Latina"

  1. "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."
    - Jessica "Don't Call Me Latina" Alba tells the new issue of Para Todos magazine

    What do you ladies think of this?
  2. I think she's an idiot. But I already knew that.

  3. :lol:
  4. She must have an aggressive publicist and people behind her.
    There pumping her up on every media outlet out there how she's the best thing since sliced bread.

    I like her, think she's quite talented, but doesn't match all the hype her people are doing.
  5. Uhm. Sure. It's one thing to not be "connected" to your roots but to disconnect it completely is making her seems like she's the one who's not accepting her race.

    I am half Chinese and Half Malaysian/Thai. I am darker than a lot of Chinese and I have full lips and huge eyes - very unstereotypical. However, Although I don't speak Chinese or Malaysian I still acknowledge that I am who I am. I'm not just Canadian. I'm not ashamed.
  6. I going to go against the majority of postings thus far......Honestly, I don't think there's anything wrong or awful with her statement. It's her personal conviction and experiences and she shouldn't be judged. We are all different. It's her issue. She's an American. It's great that many hold on to their "roots" but if one chooses not to, then so be it. Live your life and let them live theirs how they see fit. Many times the very people who scream that we must all be tolerant and accepting of others contradict themselves with their own intolerance, opinions and judments. I am guilty of this myself. I'm not a fan of hers but I applaud her sincerity in not playing the pc game and milking her "latino" connection just because it seem to be popular now.
    I dunno. Just my opinion.
  7. I understand that she might not feel real connected to her latino roots but I think that by saying all that in that article, she sounds embarrased of her heritage.

    I don't understand what all the hype about her is. I thinks she is cute, but I don't think she is as gorgeous like you would think by the way people talk about her.
  8. What about this statement? "Mexicans just spread all their seeds. And the women just pop them out." Do you not think it is a derogatory generalization?

    It sounds like she herself is ashamed. Lame.
  9. Same here. I am Filipino, but I don't speak Tagalog and I was born and raised in the U.S. Sometimes I feel like I'm ostracized from other Filipinos and Asians because I don't particularly care to learn about the Filipino culture or language, but to be quite honest, I don't think I'd get any personal fulfillment from doing so. However, I'm not going to live my life trying to deny my race or my ethnic background because that's really stupid.

    I never liked Jessica Alba, anyway...
  10. WOW a lot of those statements are really ignorant.
  11. Yikes. :push:
  12. Maybe it is and maybe she is ashamed:yes:
    Why do people get so angered and passionate about someone else's issue or prejudice? It's her problem not ours. If she's a derogatory lamo, let her be and be happy that you are not and that you have one up on her.
    And if she is a lamo, who is ashamed of her race, why do people get all rild up about it?
    Seems kinda silly. Maybe because she is famous, thin and beautiful and has money? I still think she's a twit.
    But I'm not gonna personally get "offended" by some little twit's identiy issue. Just MHO.:wlae:
  13. I was raised in a primarly "white" society almost late 30ish years ago and my grandparents were ashamed that I was of mixed race (Vietnamese French) and made it clear that I was not to celebrate my ethnicity. I can understand where she is coming from. Nowdays it okay to celebrate your ethnicity provide you live in the city or suburbs but there are many people who are still prejudice againist different socities. I agree that Mexican people right now are getting the brunt of prejudice because of the influx of migrants. I think a lot of Mexicans have many children because of their Catholic beliefs. I don't think it right for her to say such a negitive remark about her partial race. I think she should be proud of all her heritage.
  14. I think its fine if she doesnt associate herself with being mexican and cant relate, but a simple statement about that would have done. The way she went on and on about it makes it seem she has some serious issues about it. I think its good to be honest when u r in the public eye, but u also have to take into account that what u say may really offend a lot of people.
  15. Wow, that is really sounds like her whole family is embarrassed of who they are. They should be proud-why try to erase your roots? I'm half Italian, and the other half is German, Irish, Welsh, Dutch, Polish....and I'm VERY proud of who I am and my family.