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Erica Mena is a Racist Until Further Notice: Unpacking the Ugly Truth.



Hey y'all, gather 'round 'cause we've got some real talk to dish out today. We're diving deep into the hot mess that is Erica Mena and her track record of racial insensitivity. Now, I'm not here to cancel anyone, but it's time we have a candid conversation about this issue. Let's keep it real – Erica Mena is a racist until further notice. I'm recommending weekend sessions with Dr. Umar Johnson for the entire cast until further notice. Let's start with Erica Mena is NOT a black woman. For those who may be shocked, she doesn't even have black parents. 🙄


"Racism" Isn't Just a Buzzword:

First things first, we need to be crystal clear about what racism is. It's not just a buzzword; it's a deeply ingrained issue that has plagued our history for far too long. Remember Ota Benga, that poor Black man who was put on display in the Bronx Zoo back in the early 1900s? That's the kind of dehumanization we're talking about. Additionally, we will examine the hostile nature of some Hispanic women's attitudes towards Black women.

Erica Mena's Ongoing Problem:

Now, let's talk about Erica Mena's rap sheet. In 2015, there was an incident with a club promoter that got ugly. She let loose with some racially charged language that left us all shaking our heads. It's like, girl, did you not learn from history? Words matter, and using them to demean someone based on their race is just plain wrong. There is a alleged quote of her yelling "I don't usually do business with these black monkeys." As appalling as it sounds it was just hearsay, until your history catches up with you.

A Racial Remark We Can't Ignore:

Fast forward to today, and here we are again. Erica Mena calling Spice a "blue monkey." Y'all, that's not just an insult; that's a racist comment that cuts deep. It's like she forgot that racism is still a very real problem in our society. We can't just let it slide. You are a racist until further notice.

Erica Mena and the Danger to Black Culture: Erica Mena's remark is particularly troubling because it comes from someone who identifies as Hispanic, not Black, but recently she did change it to "Afro- latina after being caught trying to steal customers away from legitimate black businesses. Her words not only perpetuate harmful stereotypes but also demonstrate a lack of understanding of the historical and ongoing struggles faced by the Black community. This kind of behavior, where individuals from different backgrounds perpetuate racism against Black communities, is detrimental to the progress of Black culture.

Here's why: Erica Mena cos plays as a black woman on television, is raising a black daughter and at any opportunity to take an opportunity away from a black woman by pretending to be one she will take it. Remember a while back she has one of her businesses listed as "black woman owned" and when she was called out about it she paraded her

toddler black daughter at the time to her defense. This is the definition of a "culture vulture" because she very clearly has disdain towards black people all while engaging in and benefiting for black culture.


Hostility Towards Black Women in Hispanic Communities: The altercation between Evelyn Lozada and OG on Basketball Wives serves as a poignant example of the historical hostilities some Hispanic women hold towards Black women. The incident involved racially insensitive remarks and derogatory language used against OG, a dark-skinned Black woman. This incident underscores the need for dialogue and education within Hispanic communities about anti-Blackness and colorism. They know, they just don't care.It's this "I'm better than you" attitude taken towards cast member OG by fellow Hispanic culture vulture Evelyn Lazado when she lashed out at her fellow cast mate is an anti black woman rant. These women be racist and because you think their great grandmother might be black y'all let it slide and yeah, no. Erica Mena and all those like her are racist until further notice.


Let's not for get how latinx television portrayal of actual "Afro indigenous " Love & Hiphop star Amara La Negra:


Throughout American history, Black Americans have endured systemic racism and degrading stereotypes. The portrayal of Black people as "monkeys" was used to justify slavery, segregation, and racial discrimination. It dehumanized Black individuals, perpetuating the harmful idea that they were inferior to whites. This deeply rooted racism continues to affect Black communities today, manifesting in various forms such as racial profiling, police brutality, and economic disparities. Erica Mena is a racist until further notice.



A Blast from the Past: Human Zoos:

Speaking of history, let's not forget the horror of human zoos, where Black indigenous people were put on display like animals. Remember Ota Benga? He was one of the victims of this dehumanizing practice. It's a stark reminder of the dark days we've come from.


Human Zoos and Sarah Baartman: One disturbing aspect of this history is the existence of "human zoos," where Black indigenous individuals were put on display as if they were exotic animals. These zoos were popular in Europe and the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One tragic example is that of Sarah Baartman, a South African woman who was exhibited in Europe under the derogatory name "Hottentot Venus." She was objectified and subjected to degrading exhibitions, highlighting the long history of the dehumanization of Black indigenous individuals.Sarah Baartman serves as a stark reminder of the dehumanization and objectification that Black indigenous individuals, especially Black indigenous women, have faced throughout history. Furthermore, it emphasizes the importance of not letting this incident be swept under the rug, as it sets an example for outsiders of Black culture who are guests in our community. To combat these harmful ideologies, it is crucial for individuals to engage in self-reflection, learn from history, and work towards dismantling the systems of oppression that continue to harm Black communities. Additionally, it is imperative for all communities to strive for unity, solidarity, and respect across racial and ethnic boundaries to create a more inclusive and equitable society.

Erica Mena's History of Colorist/Racist Remarks: This incident is not an isolated one for Erica Mena. She has a history of making colorist and racist remarks, which underscores the need for accountability. Individuals who repeatedly engage in such behavior must face consequences to prevent the normalization of racism within any community.


No Passes for Anyone:

Look, nobody's perfect, but we can't let anyone – not even someone from our own community – slide when they perpetuate racism. Erica Mena's actions should serve as a wake-up call. We need to hold people accountable for their words and actions, no matter who they are.

Conclusion:

So, there it is, y'all. Erica Mena is a racist until further notice. Can we end this fetishship black people have with non black people who cos play and disrespect us simultaneously? We can't turn a blind eye to this kind of behavior, and we certainly can't let history repeat itself. It's time to have those tough conversations, educate ourselves, and work together to create a better future. Racism isn't going away on its own, and it's on all of us to make sure it doesn't. We are showing the world how to treat us and being accepting of this will be a global detriment to black society as a whole. The sheer amount of black people defending her like she can't work on Telemudo with her inherently anti-black attitude are the black people Malcolm X stated we would have to leave behind. Let's stop passing down anti-Blackness like a family heirloom.



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