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    Posted: Nov 21 2011 at 8:08pm

Must See: 'Negro: A Docu-Series about Latino Identity'


Monday Nov 21, 2011 – by Britni Danielle

dash_negroThe African diaspora is vast. Because of the slave trade and natural migration, African-descended people can be found living in and influencing cultures all over the world. A new series, ‘Negro,’ takes a look at another part of the diaspora and explores issues of culture, ethnicity, colorism and the media’s portrayal of Latinos.

If we used the media as a guide, we’d think that all Latinos were the same: Fair-skinned, stereotypically “hot blooded,” catholic, and tending to come from a particular region. But the truth is far deeper. Latinos are incredibly diverse, live all over the globe, and have a range of experiences that have yet to be shown in the mainstream media. Because of this, journalist and filmmaker Dash Harris has set out to tell her story, and those of other Latinos.

Born to Panamanian parents, Harris says she wanted to make this documentary to show the world that Latinos are not a monolith. “We have a complex history that shows we come in all colors and hues and the denial of that history really upset me growing up,” Dash explained.

In ‘Negro,’ Harris travels around the world chronicling the Latino experience and its historical roots.

Although the documentary takes a look at the ways in which African-descended people have influenced Latino culture (and how some Latinos self-identify), Harris finds the term “Afro-Latino” redundant. “I do not identify as ‘Afro-Latino’ because to me, it’s redundant,” Dash explained to me. “The definition of ‘Latino’ is African, indigenous and European. So to me it’s just repeating what we already are. I am Latina and I am a Black woman.”

So far, Harris has traveled to the Dominican Republic and Columbia to interview people on the Latino experience, and she’s hoping to raise $5000 to visit Salvador, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Cuba to continue to tell the story.

Whether you can or cannot relate to Harris’ background and experience, encouraging (and supporting) her to tell her life story helps other women do the same.

Watch the first part of Harris’ docu-series, ‘Negro’ and check out her GoFundMe page to learn how you can donate for future episodes. 





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2011 at 8:11pm
dominicans are by far the biggest coons of the afro-latinos

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2011 at 8:17pm
“The definition of ‘Latino’ is African, indigenous and European. So to me it’s just repeating what we already are. I am Latina and I am a Black woman.”



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2011 at 8:19pm
ROFL @ that old man with the beard

This was really done well... i like it better than the Black in America special
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2011 at 10:02pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2011 at 10:03pm
@Gkiss What region is your tribe from?

This should be interesting...I wonder if any of my Honduran peeps were interviewed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2011 at 10:07pm
Originally posted by Gkisses Gkisses wrote:

“The definition of ‘Latino’ is African, indigenous and European. So to me it’s just repeating what we already are. I am Latina and I am a Black woman.”



<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3">Sweet jesus im a latina .......*salsa's to the island girl thread to represent*



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2011 at 10:25pm
Viva Panama. y Viva el Caribe.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2011 at 10:28pm
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Originally posted by Gkisses Gkisses wrote:

“The definition of ‘Latino’ is African, indigenous and European. So to me it’s just repeating what we already are. I am Latina and I am a Black woman.”



Sweet jesus im a latina .......*salsa's to the island girl thread to represent*


Originally posted by Anah Anah wrote:

@Gkiss What region is your tribe from?

This should be interesting...I wonder if any of my Honduran peeps were interviewed

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 21 2011 at 10:39pm
Originally posted by Anah Anah wrote:

@Gkiss What region is your tribe from?

This should be interesting...I wonder if any of my Honduran peeps were interviewed


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