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True Colors: Charlie Villanueva and Others Explain the Afro-Latino Experience

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One Nación: Afro-Latinos (5:08)

Mavericks forward Charlie Villanueva and others discuss their experiences, both good and bad, of being an Afro-Latino. (5:08)

Charlie Villanueva knows that life in the United States for many still means being judged by one’s skin color, but he’s not shy about challenging such preconceived ideas, boldly asking if the public can know who he really is by just a surface assessment.

His experience defies easy categorization partly because as an Afro-Latino, Villanueva’s culture is a mix of influences that have shaped him as an individual.

ESPN’s One Nacion takes a closer look at some of the stories that are an integral part of the tapestry of Latino-America.