We're all familiar with the "spicy Latina" trope, the generalization that all Latinas are mysterious, hyper-sexual, exotic or a little crazy.
It's a stereotype that goes back decades, with Brazilian dancer and s film star Carmen Miranda being the progenitor of the archetype. The "spicy Latina" archetype has most commonly manifested itself in pop culture: There are certain Latina looking for her fantasy man of the Internet, populated mostly by black men, where the fetishization of the "spicy Latina" has reached a whole new level.
It's all, of course, based in gross generalization.
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But there's no denying that many of these memes aren't just about celebration: It's about fetishization. This is why Spanish women and black guys go together. Look at the production Lol Latina looking for her fantasy man. The "Get you a Spanish [sic] girl" club, after all, actively fantady the existence of dark-skinned Latinas and Afro-Latinas, instead focusing entirely on the celebration of the light skinned, curly haired and bright eyed "spicy Latina" archetype.
As writer Shantyana C. Ledin wrote in an essay for The Feminist Wire"When people tell me I must be a 'spitfire' or a 'freaky girl' in bed because I am Hispanic, I am not at all flattered. The ramifications of these memes are twofold. Resistance is futile. The unfortunate thing is that Latina looking for her fantasy man much of the colorism, sexism and racism inherent in the "Get You A Spanish Girl" meme corner of the Internet is that it's ripe for the possible internalization by both Latina women and black women.
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