Black People : Dominican Republic Black Denial

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  1. OldSoul

    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Dominican Republic Black Denial
    Nearly all Dominican women straighten their hair, which experts say is
    a direct result of a historical learned rejection of all things black

    SANTO DOMINGO -- Yara Matos sat still while long, shiny locks from China were fastened, bit by bit, to her coarse hair. Not that Matos has anything against her natural curls, even though Dominicans call that pelo malo – bad hair. But a professional Dominican woman just should not have bad hair, she said. "If you're working in a bank, you don't want some barrio-looking hair. Straight hair looks elegant," the bank teller said. "It's not that as a person of color I want to look white. I want to look pretty." And to many in the Dominican Republic, to look pretty is to look less black. Dominican hairdressers are internationally known for the best hair-straightening techniques. Store shelves are lined with rows of skin whiteners, hair relaxers and extensions.
    Racial identification here is thorny and complex, defined not so much by skin color but by the texture of your hair, the width of your nose and even the depth of your pocket. The richer, the "whiter." And, experts say, it is fueled by a rejection of anything black. "I always associated black with ugly. I was too dark and didn't have nice hair," said Catherine de la Rosa, a dark-skinned Dominican-American college student spending a semester here. "With time passing, I see I'm not black. I'm Latina. At home in New York everyone speaks of color of skin. Here, it's not about skin color. It's culture."
    The only country in the Americas to be freed from black colonial rule -- neighboring Haiti – the Dominican Republic still shows signs of racial wounds more than 200 years later. Presidents historically encouraged Dominicans to embrace Spanish Catholic roots rather than African ancestry. Here, as in much of Latin America -- the "one drop rule'' works in reverse: One drop of white blood allows even very dark-skinned people to be considered white.

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  2. mrron

    mrron Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is a very interesting subject. One of my best friends on the job is Dominican. He is light brown complexed with wavy hair. He married a white woman once, and is with a second one now. He told me once that almost half of The Dominicans are darker skinned than he is, and that dark skin is a liability there as it is in many other places. The same holds true for Cuba, with it's mix of hues.

    I see many whites coming back from vacation in the Dom Rep with tans, and braids and dreadlocks. So it's not just us trying to look more white, some of them are adopting black features and culture. Somewhere there is a middle ground, maybe we can all meet there some day.
     
  3. Mad Skillz

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    Only to a mole who has an agenda.

    You're either a white person masquerading as Black with the intent of causing a rift in the socio-political issues of Blacks or a whitewashed negro manufacturing any excuse to push up on Becky.


    How many times are you going to contradict yourself on this forum? Do you proof read anything that you type?

    So your alleged friend is probably a mulatto who married a couple of white broads. Secondly you state dark skin (Dominicans of African decent) is a liability which is the result of the perceived notion of white supremacy. Lastly, and most importantly, if Dominicans of African decent are considered a liability then the liability is generally expunge by intermarrying with whites which spells out genocide for Dominicans of African decent.

    You certainly are a charlatan! And your drivel is transparent to me.


    "Some of them are adopting Black features and culture." No they are not adopting Black features and culture. You truly are a charlatan if you believe this nonsense. How is it feasible for a white person to adopt Black features unless done through artificial means? They were either born with Black features or were not. It's that simple.

    Certainly you cannot claim that because a few whites came back from a Caribbean nation with "tans" and braids in their hair that they suddenly developed some emotional abiding understanding of Black people, Black culture and Black identity??? This is nothing more than a passing fad for these people. Any conscious-minded Black person would resent such absurd implications you presented here.

    These white people you claim you see are doing what they do best; perpetrating as opportunist and plagiarist of Black culture and identity. The stealing of Black culture. First whites rename a specific aspect of Black culture to remove the racial identity out of it for obvious reasons then they steal it like a thief in the night. A ruse to create some whitewashed or multicultural fallacy. Every little concept Black people possess eventually gets plagiarized by whites. Even things that shouldn't be plagiarized.



    Since when does a member of the receiving end of structured, institutionalized racism shoulder the responsibility of meeting on the "middle ground" as you say?

    Listen you, if your agenda is to jump into bed with white people then thats your business. However don't front with the intent of robbing Black people of our culture and identity under the auspice of your racial utopia so you can to satisfy your personal ambitions of sexing or assimilating with whitey.

    GTFOH!


    :puke::eeek:



    Sorry Destee, I had to let it flow.
     
  4. mrron

    mrron Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Mad Skilz, I don't know you and you don't know me, so why the adverse reaction? You called me a mole for finding the topic interesting and you had more to say about it than I did. What does that make you?

    Yes! I am a black man and no I don't have an agenda. Your entire reply amounted to nothing more than "rage".

    One other thing, apparently you object to my being on this site. That is fine, but at least I am a paying member, notice that I have "premium member" next to my name. Did you pay anything? Or are you the typical complaining paranoid black man looking for a handout? Destee has to ask repeatedly for "slugs" like you to become a premium member and you haven't stepped forward yet. What are you a freeloader or a parasite? What a shame that the black race has to deal with so called men like you.
     
  5. Mad Skillz

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    This is the best you can do?

    1) Unlike some I don't speed countless hours in cyberspace. I've been a registered member (and have contributed financially on several occasions) on this site for three years yet I have little over two hundred threads.

    2) I called you a mole because a malignant cancer you are. Your routine and dubious pattern as racial apologist and obstructionist on a number of threads throughout your short tenure on this forum is clear - which I might add several other members have previously called you out for on the same offense.

    3) Your "rage" statement is a compliment. Thank you.

    "Any Black man in America who isn't angry must be out of his damned mind."

    - Roscoe Lee Brown.

    4) Unlike you I don't love nor fear white people. Unlike you I don't beg to assimilate with people who don't look like me. Unlike you I don't want to run to whites to resolve the internal issues of Blacks. And, unlike vermin negroes like you, I don't waiver nor contradict my beliefs by pretending to have the best interest of Black people in mind yet undercutting Black women while running around and spilling my seed with white women.

    5) One hundred and forty two words of your continual drivel yet you deliberately failed to address anything simply because your agenda has been busted. The more you type the more foolishness you reveal about yourself. But hey, I cant stop you. Ultimately you will expunge yourself.
     
  6. Chucky

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    Peace GOD!
     
  7. mrron

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    Mad Skilz, you just proved my point, "more rage". Thank you for your uninformed opinion of me.
     
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