It was never stated he was right so and I imagine him as being either Polynesian or afro-latino. Afro Latino because of where he lives, that place as said by many of the pjo fandom has a very high population of Latinos and he is just so awesome so of course I had to add him being black, so yeah black Latino.
also el barrio is 35% black and according to the 2000 census jackson was the sixth most popular last name among black ppl so hey!!
in the lightning thief percy also does takes a taxi to east 104th and first for his apartment which is a corner in east harlem aka “spanish harlem/el barrio”, one of the largest latino communities in nyc (only 7.3% white) meaning it’s actually very likely that percy is latino :)))
Omg this! Poc needs to be describe as being poc for fandom to see them as white, but a character could describe as just having black hair and brown eyes and people would say their white and fight anyone who draws them/writes them/cast them as otherwise.