Haiti : Black in Latin America (Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided)

chuck

Well-Known Member
MEMBER
I don't believe that there is a 'typical' black these days...

i do believe any so called black in the states who exibits a true interest as regards knowing/understanding/etc. where that other african descended person for elsewhere is also all about kinda sorta bound to be a potential ally as a given...

Do remember that none of us here are just white folk parading around in blackface...

FYI...

:SuN034:
 

Amnat77

Well-Known Member
MEMBER
I was wondering the exact same thing, I am pretty sure it's an inferiority complex. Some black folks will cut you if you dare say ur amber/brown behind ain't black.lol On another site some chick got a 'tude because I posted a website showing egyptians w/ both straight/"caucasian" and nappy/"afro" hair. It's kinda funny and pathetic at the same time.lol

I actually liked the program but black folks should stop harassing dominicans about how they view themselves.

*coughs* The ''Diversity'' of black women in American:

 

Amnat77

Well-Known Member
MEMBER
Black in Latin America: Brazil's Complex View of Race and Color

Brazil once touted itself as free of racism. It turns out that the truth was more complicated -- a lot more complicated. In his new PBS series, The Root's editor-in-chief examines the complexities of race and color in Brazil, the country with the second-largest number of people of African descent in the world after Nigeria -- far more than the United States. Check out the video below and those to the right to find out why the scope of slavery was so much larger in Brazil, and what prompted Gates to say, "I knew how barbaric slavery was in the United States, but it was even worse in Brazil."

http://www.theroot.com/multimedia/black-latin-america-brazils-complex-view-race-and-color?wpisrc=obinsite
 

Amnat77

Well-Known Member
MEMBER
Full Episode: Mexico & Peru: A Hidden Race

In Mexico and Peru Professor Gates explores the almost unknown history of the significant numbers of black people—the two countries together received far more slaves than did the United States —brought to these countries as early as the 16th and 17th centuries, and the worlds of culture that their descendants have created in Vera Cruz on the Gulf of Mexico, the Costa Chica region on the Pacific, and in and around Lima, Peru. Watch full episode.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/black-in-latin-america/video/full-episode-mexico-peru-a-hidden-race/227/
 

Omowale Jabali

The Cosmic Journeyman
MEMBER
Full Episode: Mexico & Peru: A Hidden Race

In Mexico and Peru Professor Gates explores the almost unknown history of the significant numbers of black people—the two countries together received far more slaves than did the United States —brought to these countries as early as the 16th and 17th centuries, and the worlds of culture that their descendants have created in Vera Cruz on the Gulf of Mexico, the Costa Chica region on the Pacific, and in and around Lima, Peru. Watch full episode.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/black-in-latin-america/video/full-episode-mexico-peru-a-hidden-race/227/
I saw the program on PBS last night. The segments on the music of Afro-Peruvians was very informative.
 

ManicRaider

Well-Known Member
MEMBER
I saw some of it on the PBS website and some on the TV but I haven't sat down to watch a full segment yet.
 

Corvo

navigator of live
MEMBER
One thing that is very important about the Haitians is that they never stopped identifying with their African ways. This was where their strength came from to defeat the French, and this is why they don’t submit to the Euro ways now. This is what we here in the U.S. and other parts of America need to get back to. To love, to cherish and to become our African selves again. And Drop the Euro-Domesticated notions that have weaken us for so long.
 

Amnat77

Well-Known Member
MEMBER
I saw the program on PBS last night. The segments on the music of Afro-Peruvians was very informative.
Yes it was, especially when Gates asked what class he would fall under, and what class several other prominent african americans would fall under-and woman replied ''moreno'' or ''mulatto''.
 

Zim

Well-Known Member
MEMBER
Ive got three brothers, they'res four of us all together. Two of us are dark skinned and two of us are lighter skinned. Same dads. So we would be classified as different races? Those systems of classification are the biggest bull**** ive heard in my life - it serves only to divide and conquer.


All the sons of Africa, not withstanding shades, are one.


What are peoples feelings toward Gates on here?
 
Top