Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Ajna Wisdom, Mar 18, 2010.
A very informative video about the African influence in Latin America. Enjoy
Thanks, I posted some similer treat.
The above video is a great introduction to his work!
Thanks. I will definitely have to check his other work out.
I also feel and think the Black Seminoles/Seminole Freedmen who were made allies of the Spanish, i. e., when they were vying for control (with other British/European colonists) for control-- of what is now tpart of the southern U. S., should be taken into serious consideration, (since those african descended folk helped to aid various black slave revolts, etc.)...
Some did (or do) have family roots/shared ancestry with other indigenous and/or african descended people, since some either lived among suchfolk and/or intermarried etc., on both sides of what is today the U. S./Mexico border...
I spent six months in Ecuador about 15 years ago. I remember that on the news many times their were reports regarding vigilanteism. many times when a crime ocurred, the townspeople would blame the first black person they saw. Sometimes burning them alive. One report I will never forget, they were interviewing a black man, whose son had been burned alive. His son and his friend, both black were walking down the street, when a woman ran out of her shop yelling, "I've been robbed!"
so people saw these to young black men and went after them. One of the boys ran. The son didn't cuz he didn't do it. This boy was a straight A student and a star athlete. he was killed. The man in the interview was crying of course and said it was his second boy who was killed in this fashion! If you think being black in the U.S. is difficult, imagine living in the Andes!
As you said and wrote:
Elsewhere, other folks are also lawbreakers, i. e., who mete out their own sort of 'justice', whereas here we're faced with the hypocrisy etc. of those who are supposed to be the law enforcers etc.
Do keep that in mind as well...
Leery, leery, leery!
Thanks for this! I can't wait to see this documentary next year. This is a story not often told. The exposure will be very beneficial.
Wow! Thats just crazy! If they're doing that type of stuff today, we can only imagine how bad it used to be.
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