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  •  Great point - novela casts have lots (3+ / 0-)
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    of blonde blue-eyed types :)

    "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition." Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 11:35:00 AM PDT

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    •  Whats maddening is that even the ones (3+ / 0-)
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      from multiracial places like Venezuela, Columbia, and Brazil (frequently dubbed into Spanish) show so few brown/black faces. Argentinian ones OK maybe that is understandable, but how can there be almost no mestizos in Mexican Telenovas unless they involve drug dealers.  

      -1.63/ -1.49 "Speaking truth to power" (with snark of course)! Follow on Twitter @dopper0189

      by dopper0189 on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 11:45:44 AM PDT

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      •  I remember the first novela I saw (2+ / 0-)
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        with black faces - it was "Angelitos Negros" sort of like "Imitation of Life" with the black maid with a "white" daughter passing.  

        "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition." Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon

        by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 11:48:00 AM PDT

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