Discussion in 'IntroSpectrum' started by Crates, Apr 19, 2011.
Look out for this PBS series. It starts this week.
Be sure to check out tonight's episode. They will focus on Cuba.
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Hispanic blacks don't identify as "black" for the most part.
"Black" has been almost relegated strictly to "African-American" these days.
Some native Africans call themselves "black," though...
But most dark people of African descent around the world don't like to be called "black"... hell, even American blacks don't like "black," which is why they made up "African-American."
"Black" will be the new "N.i.g.g.e.r." soon, if it isn't already.
Here's my view on this.
Should we Americans expect for all people in Latin America with partial African ancestry to consider themselves "Black" just because we in America consider people with partial African ancestry to be Black?
Being Black,white,Indian etc is going to mean something different in different countries and cultures. Not every country and culture is going to categorize people racially like we do in the U.S. This is why I don't care as much whether or not people with various degrees of African ancestry consider themselves "Black". It's more important to me that they at least acknowledge that Africa is a part of their country's mixture as far as their people and culture.
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