*In the original version of this article we incorrectly stated that Lupita Nyong’o referred to herself as Latina.
Afro-Latinos have long struggled to be recognized as equally Latino. In fact, Mexico just recognized Afro-Mexicans for the first time in the country’s last census. So it’s no surprise that Mexican Facebook commenters had plenty to say after Mexico-born Lupita Nyong’o sat down for an interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos.
Nyong’o joined her Star Wars: The Force Awakens co-star, Oscar Isaac, to discuss their roles in the new film. The comments on the Facebook post of the video, however, were largely comprised of a debate about Lupita’s right to claim Latin heritage.
One person wrote, “Lupita N’yongo no es Latina! Es una actriz increíble, una mujer hermosa, pero de Latina no tiene nada. Nació en México mientras su padre estaba allí de negocio y solo vivió allí unos meses. Sus papás son de Kenya.
I am Mexican and Kenyan at the same time…I have seen that they are fighting over my nationality, but I insist I am Mexican-Kenyan and I am fascinated by tacos with roasted meat. (Source )