This Abuelita Had A No-Nonsense Response To Criticism For Having Kids With A Black Man

"We went through a lot with my family."

As the term "Blaxican" gains popularity, so too are people embracing the rich complexities that come with being black and Mexican

A new mini-documentary called "An ode to being Blaxican," by artist Rush Davis, is an exploration of the identity. It also features his grandmother Dolores Morado, discussing what it was like to marry a black man and raise kids that are both black and Mexican.

"It's hard raising mixed kids," Morado says. "You try to show them that they're no different from anyone else."

Morado recalls the criticism she received when she married and had children with a black man. 

"We went through a lot with my family. They heard that I was pregnant from a black man and [my aunt] came over and she said that I was going to have to be strong in order to be able to raise them, but people were gonna talk about them," Morado says. 

But Morado had the best response to that: 

I said to her, "And they can kiss my ass then."

Watch the full video here:


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