Cheating Latina, Sunny Hostin Applauds Afro-Latina Stars Who Own Their Blackness, Not Alone Anymore: For Black History Month, the Emmy Award winner sat down with PEOPLE and opened up about race, The View, and Whoopi Goldberg. When it comes to Afro-Latino stars who are proud of their identity, Sunny Hostin has nothing but admiration.
Cheating Latina, Sunny Hostin Applauds Afro-Latina Stars Who Own Their Blackness, Not Alone Anymore
Ariana DeBose’s “unapologetically Black” performance in West Side Story has inspired The View co-host, 53, who recently spoke to PEOPLE.
It is admirable, says Hostin, that people in the media. And in film are portraying and embracing their Blackness. “That’s something I’ve noticed in the last few years, in my opinion.
Moreover, I’ve had enough of being alone in this. Ariana and other young people like her have helped me realise. That I’m no longer alone.
Hostin is a proud Afro-Latina, as is DeBose, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Musical or Comedy for her work in West Side Story.
Born in New York City to an African American mother and Puerto Rican father. Hostin shows that two distinct cultures can coexist harmoniously within a single person. I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice. And Living Between Worlds, will be released in 2020. And she’s not afraid to tell people about it.
‘Are you Spanish or Black today?’ is the question I’m asked.” A lot of people don’t like it. When Hostin does her daytime talk show segments in Spanish.
Or brings up issues like racism and the Black Lives Matter movement because of the backlash she gets on Twitter.
She adds, “I’m both all the time.” “As a result, whenever someone says something like. “Sunny’s saying it with the Spanish accent,” I respond in kind. No, I’m not mispronouncing it. It’s a Spanish word and not a word. That is usually use in English. It’s a word in Spanish, and I’m fluent in the language.”
Despite the fact that Hostin isn’t a frequent user of social media. She has asked her staff to flag comments that she sees as “teachable moments.”
She observes, “People can be pretty hateful at times. It’s important for me to respond if I see something, or if my team flags something.