I'm not trying to bring this argument up again, but Marllon does have a point. I'm whats considered "Afro-Latina." I'm always being told that I can't possibly be Latina because of my looks. It's frustrating, degrading, and down right annoying. I'm not saying that you Highyellowbird are wrong, I just want you to see from another stand point. Stereotypes and generalities really hurt. A lot of Latino actors can't get roles as Latinos because they don't fit the status quo for the role. You can't be too white, and you can't be too black. As Marllon said, being Latino is culture, and even with that our culture varies from country to country. In Mexico the traditional food is different from what is eaten in the Spanish Caribbean, and same for the rest of South & Central America. Again, I'm not trying to stir anything up, but I do see the point in Marllon continuing to clarify between perceived stereotypes, averages, and what is.