quixotesque asked: isn't aramis white?? legit Q. i thought he was!
I assumed no? I mean, Santiago Cabrera probably does have European ancestors, but he’s native Chilean (I thought?) and I’d consider him Latino … which okay, is not a race, but an ethnicity. So I guess a white Latino? And yet I can’t think of Santiago as “white”. I remember when I first saw him on Merlin — when you put him next to Colin Morgan and Bradley James, he “reads” as a person of colour, to me at least. OTOH, I don’t know for a fact that he’s mixed race.
What’s also interesting is that Luke Pasqualino is Italian, therefore European, and yet he’s so much darker than Santiago.
just an fyi this whole conversation is kinda gross like having non latin@s talk about his race in such a manner is disturbing and frankly none of your business
he id’s as a chilean he id’s as a latino and has played several latino characters in film so kindly stop putting your interpretations of his race in his tag.
#also a much as white latinos do exists it’s not anyone elses job to code them as such#the amount of mixed latinos is so incredibly vast and deep that skin tone isn’t always the proof of argument you want to use (x)