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I didn't get it, btw, but is Miles supposed to be Hispanic?


Why was he drawn black then, as well as his father and his uncle?

And if he is supposed to be half-Hispanic on his mother's side, then why is his last name Morales?

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Duh.

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if i remember correctly, in the comics his father had a slightly shady history prior to becoming an officer, in addition to his brother's ongoing misdeeds, so he insisted on miles taking his wife's last name so his future wouldn't be clouded by his father's past.

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Ah, that makes sense, thank you for the info.

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Half black people only look half black if the other half is white. Black always takes over. Did you know Tiger Woods has asian in him?

And his last name is Morales because she probably had him before they got married.

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He spoke Spanish to some friends in the opening scenes of the movie. And if you ever go to the Caribbean or South America, you'll notice many Spanish speaking countries with large Afro-Latino populations: Cuba, The Dominican Republic, Colombia...

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It didn't come off well in the film. As presented he's hella black. So much focus was on the father and uncle and him that any sort of other traits were buried.

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Yep, hence my confusion.


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I read comics so i'm not lost or anything, but in the movie, that's an issue.

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Maybe for people that have never been around mixed people before.


Was plain as day to me. I did wonder about the last name though, as the uncle's last name said Davis.

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You are aware that Hispanics can be white, black, native or a combination of all three. Hispanic is an ethnicity. Most are probably "mixed race" if you like to use that term. But a blond, blue-eyes person with pale skin can be Hispanic. So can a very dark person of African descent.

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........ lol

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Are you ridiculing my statement or agreeing? The US census bureau defines Hispanic as a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. Nordic Hispanics would, of course, be rare. But they exist. Hispanics of African descent, whether "pure-blooded" or mixed are more common. Most will be some mixture of Caucasian, African and Native. If you claim otherwise, please let us know your source for that exclusion.

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