ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Olive Apariosio, the Oscar nomination, for the first time in Roma, finds strong support among Mexican-American women who are identified with her roots, despite the negative reaction she is receiving in Mexico .
Some Mexican-American women say they are glad that the role of Apariosio in gambling is challenging the typical images of light-colored Latinas skin in Hispanic films and TV shows and they proud that she is the first native woman to be Designed for the best actress on the Oscars.
US Fans of Latina Aparicio spend Oscar parties commenting on the Internet with excitement and sharing in social networks at every step of Aparicio.
"She is a charming girl of magic," said Jenny Lunn, a professor at Chicago from the California State University. Channel Islands in Camarillo, California. "My students can not stop talking about her."
Praise to the north of the Mexican-Mexican border among fans of Mexican origin comes as Aparicio, a Mexican state of Oaxaca, faces racist attacks on the Internet at its home and despises some Mexican actors. More recently, Mexican actor Sergio Goirey was caught on video, criticizing the nomination of Aparicio and using a racial assault to describe her. He apologized later.
After appearing on the cover of Vogue México last year, Aparicio was struck by the tirade of online racist comments that criticize her appearance.
"I am proud to be the indigenous woman of Oaxacan and it makes me sad that there are people who do not know the correct meaning of words," Apariosio, who comes from Myxtka, says in a statement earlier this month.
In Rome, Apariosio plays Cleo, a homeworker for the Mexican-middle class in the turbulent early 1970s. She spoke in native dialect, in spanish, working on different worlds for her own survival.
Apariosio, 25-year-old elementary school teacher, nominated alongside Glenn Cove, Lady Gaga, Olivia Coleman and Melissa McCarthy on Sunday Scams.
Astrid Silva, an immigrant rights activist in Las Vegas, whose parents from Mexico, said that many Mexican-American women and Mexican immigrants in the United States see themselves in Aparicio for many reasons.
A woman who fell into a poor region (which is from Mexico), like many of our other families, "Silva said. "She not only challenges old ideas about beauty, which has always attracted light hair and light skin, it threatens them."
The popularity of Aparicio is particularly strong in California, where many Mexican Americans can trace their roots to migrants from the southern Mexican states. Oaxaca, Michoacan and Guerrero. In these states there is a sharp, diverse indigenous population that has historically faced discrimination in Mexico.
"We have been working to reopen our roots, and the presence of Aparicio shows that we are important," said Lilia Soto, a professor of American studies at the University. Wyoming, who grew up in Napie, California. "The racism she faces in Mexico is also an attack on us."
Soto said that Apariosio is also popular among Mexican immigrants in New York, mostly from Pebble, another Mexican state with indigenous populations.
When Apariosio visited her New York last year, she was greeted by Mexican immigrants with whom she faced.
Silva said she did not plan to watch the Academy Award until she heard about the nomination of Aparicio and nodded the best picture of Roma.
"It's hard to describe. It's not just the pride we feel," Silva said. "The fir is just … us."
Associated Press writer Russell Contreras is a member of the racial and ethnic team of the Associated Press. Follow Contreras on Twitter at http://twitter.com/russcontreras
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this story has been corrected with the purpose of determining the Mexican state as Puebla, not Pueblo.