Daniel Weingarten is Latino but he's faced plenty of pushback on his identity because of his appearance.
The part Mexican, part Argentine comedian uploaded a video on April 17 inspired by his experiences as a white Latino living in the United States. On Tuesday, Weingarten told The Huffington Post the hilarious sketch, "When Someone Doesn't Understand That White Latino's Exist," was a combination of the different types of awkward questions he's gotten when people question his Latino identity.
"The video was based on several real-life experiences," the Los Angeles based comedian said. "Ultimately, it was a reflection of growing up here in the States, identifying as being Hispanic, but consistently being questioned about it whenever I brought it up. This, of course, is rooted in certain people's inability to make a distinction between race and ethnicity."
Being Latino, as the comedian points out, is part of a person's ethnic not racial background. That means Latinos can be a variety of races, including white.
"What compelled me to make the video was wanting to bring attention to this misconception [that]... all Latinos come in one shade. And rather, that it is a cultural melting pot made up of several races. " Weingarten told HuffPost.
Check out his skit in the video above.