Ok, this is totally stereotypical. However, it seems every Mexican/other Latino I've ever known has been obsessed with redheads. The other day, this manifested itself when for the first time, and LatinA (so female, NOT male), approached me and said, "I love your hair. It's so pretty, and I am so jealous."
Of course I took the compliment in stride but the thing is, this girl was drop dead gorgeous. Caramel skin, dark, wavy, flowing hair, defined eyebrows and big brown eyes. I am jealous of her. We always want the opposite of what we have, it seems. Maybe this is why Latinos and redheads go together like peanut butter and jelly. We're just othered enough to relate but still enough of a part of mainstream society to be considered semi-normal.
However, Latinos are a growing population (at least in the U.S.) while redheads are shrinking. Sad day. Good thing some Latinos have the ginger gene.
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