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Originally posted by Rumbera Rumbera wrote:

Some latinos will claim there African heritage but don't want to be called black.


i know this topic must annoy the hell out of you every time it comes up but you  know we're only talking about the one who dont claim it.  and you know this topic wont go away cuz were *&%^$#@Eed upLOL
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Originally posted by Rumbera Rumbera wrote:

Some latinos will claim there African heritage but don't want to be called black.


meh that's fine

if black means AA to them then I can see why they don't claim it

I only claim AA, because well I am AA
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Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:


MD


You're not from the south
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Originally posted by SamoneLenior SamoneLenior wrote:

Originally posted by Rumbera Rumbera wrote:

Some latinos will claim there African heritage but don't want to be called black.


meh that's fine

if black means AA to them then I can see why they don't claim it

I only claim AA, because well I am AA


see the problem i always seem to get stuck with is that people keep trying to convince me that their countries dont see color.  its like people come to america and all of sudden no racial divide occurs in their country.
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Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

Originally posted by Rumbera Rumbera wrote:

Some latinos will claim there African heritage but don't want to be called black.


i know this topic must annoy the hell out of you every time it comes up but you  know we're only talking about the one who dont claim it.  and you know this topic wont go away cuz were *&%^$#@Eed upLOL
 
Yeah....LOL
 
I just see both sides of the issue and want everyone to know we ain't all like that...LOL
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I'm from VA actually lol

both are below the mason dixon line and definitely southern

neither are like PA and def are not like NJ or NY
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MD is a little southern and a little northern imo, same with DC....VA is the south
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Originally posted by Marcelo22 Marcelo22 wrote:

Originally posted by goodm3 goodm3 wrote:

Originally posted by Marcelo22 Marcelo22 wrote:

Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Not surprised as this is a problem throughout Latin America but compared to those messed up Dominicans, afro-Brazilians are like Eldgridge Cleaver, lol.


I really wanna check out the DR soon cuz I hear this a lot, folks as dark as Akon talking about "I no black papi"


pretty much... 

someone was trying to explain to my friend while i was there that it had something to do with the Haitians...but the explanation was so long and drawn out I just started to gaze at the scenery. 


I'm not too familiar with the history between DR and Haiti but I read something about there being a massacre of Haitians in DR and even dark skinned dominicans getting caught up in it. Since then dark skinned dominicans like "I no black papi"


That is correct, except for the "since then" part. They have had a hatred of anything remotely black/African throughout their history, way before The parsley massacre. When Haiti became independent, there was very legitimate worry that the Europeans would come back and bring back slavery by going through the DR. So Haiti invaded the Dr for a period of 22 years and abolished slavery on that part of the island. For the disenfranchised, that was actually a good move. Some non-indoctrinated Dominicans recognize that Haiti was instrumental in getting rid of slavery (it was still there, even though Dominicans will claim that they had completely transitioned to a ranch/cattle type economy instead of a plantation economy (they tend to do a certain amount of slavery denial, too). This is where the hatred of Haitians come from. The whites at the time were salty as hell about it and didn't accept that black people would occupy them. Coupled with that the visceral hatred and disdain with anything related to Africa and a self-hating half Haitian dictator (ironically) who ordered the Parsley massacre in the first place and tried to whiten the race, and there you go.

I need to read up on Brazil. I have some knowledge but not enough.

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Originally posted by Marcelo22 Marcelo22 wrote:

MD is a little southern and a little northern imo, same with DC....VA is the south


they kind of drive like they are up north but that is about it

maybe they are a little rude too
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Originally posted by Rumbera Rumbera wrote:

Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

Originally posted by Rumbera Rumbera wrote:

Some latinos will claim there African heritage but don't want to be called black.


i know this topic must annoy the hell out of you every time it comes up but you  know we're only talking about the one who dont claim it.  and you know this topic wont go away cuz were *&%^$#@Eed upLOL
 
Yeah....LOL
 
I just see both sides of the issue and want everyone to know we ain't all like that...LOL


you wouldnt be here if you were.

you wanna talk about all the AA i know who dont think theyre black.  its sad and funny at the same damn time.LOL
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