View Full Version : [VIDEO] Negro: A Docu-series about Latino Identity


MalikKnucklez
05-24-2012, 12:44 AM
An interesting docu-series that was discussed by some members on here awhile ago...decided to share so more people can have access to it, i also included a short trailer of the "Afrolatinos" documentary for those that have a short attention span lol....im open to discussion

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REDRUM619
05-24-2012, 12:56 AM
koo afrolatino here

RIZO24
05-24-2012, 12:38 PM
Interesting, I have seen many Black Central Americans, Carribeans, South Americans and some Mexicans from the coast, But I did not know Chile, or Argentina had blacks..
It wonder what do most latinos of African descent born or raised here in the United States consider themselves in terms of race.

JRM
05-24-2012, 11:12 PM
Great thread bra..

My girl is from the carribean but she says she's not black. :dunno:


:thinking: :thinking:.....

MalikKnucklez
05-24-2012, 11:48 PM
Great thread bra..

My girl is from the carribean but she says she's not black. :dunno:


:thinking: .....

puede ser una negrita in denial :lol1: :lol1:

You're gonna find different attitudes on race perception depending on what country you go to. There's a deep self-hatred involved with our people when it comes to identifying ourselves as an Afro-Indigenous people, which is what we are. No matter what Latin American country we come from. Some of us might look "blacker" than others, some of us more "indigenous" than others. We all share a common history.

A lot of that history has been erased by the colonizers...i remember reading a book called "The Black Indians" in high school...that told of the relationship between African slaves who ran away from their plantation settlements and joined/ integrated themselves in indigenous tribes. Which is why so many so-called African Americans say they have "indian" in them.
This happened in Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru, etc. also.

DeadLikeMe
05-25-2012, 01:54 AM
They teach people in South and Central America that they're all explicitly descendants of the Conquistadors? Nobody can really be stupid enough to believe that can they?

MANIAC310
05-25-2012, 02:39 AM
it's cool how vast our latino genetic pool is, I wish more Afro-Latinos would embrace it, but you have self hating Afro-Latinos like Dj pepe that are ashamed of their roots and actually pretend to be White or European. It's disgusting.

Be proud of who you are

Primera
05-25-2012, 02:43 AM
it's cool how vast our latino genetic pool is, I wish more Afro-Latinos would embrace it, but you have self hating Afro-Latinos like Dj pepe that are ashamed of their roots and actually pretend to be White or European. It's disgusting.

Be proud of who you are

and hate Marquez

indeed, very disgusting.

Big Op
05-26-2012, 11:45 PM
Interesting, I have seen many Black Central Americans, Carribeans, South Americans and some Mexicans from the coast, But I did not know Chile, or Argentina had blacks..
It wonder what do most latinos of African descent born or raised here in the United States consider themselves in terms of race.
I have never seen a black looking Mexican to be honest. I'm pretty they exist but there is only a few with noticeable black features. Mexicans are predominantly mestizo half white half Aztec. Most of latinamerica is mestizo also Paraguay is like 99% mestizo and the main language there is guarani (native American).

-jose-
05-27-2012, 12:12 AM
Loiza, Puerto Rico has many black Puerto Ricans, it is believed
that Spain brought the slaves to PR through Loiza back in the 1600's
and that's the reason the population there is predominantly black

jtcs1981
05-29-2012, 10:55 AM
Loiza, Puerto Rico has many black Puerto Ricans, it is believed
that Spain brought the slaves to PR through Loiza back in the 1600's
and that's the reason the population there is predominantly black

En las costas de PR es donde esta la concentracion. Primero porque los necesitaban para la construccion del Morro y todos los fuertes. En otras partes era donde sembraban caņa y tabaco.

Mi abuela de parte de padre, RIP, era negra. En su segundo matrimonio se caso con un negrito de Arroyo y todos sus hijos son negros. Tengo muchos tios y primos que tienen los rasgos. En casa uno de mis hermanos tiene el rasgo, pero todos los demas tenemos rasgos indios y espanoles.

RIZO24
05-29-2012, 11:14 AM
I have never seen a black looking Mexican to be honest. I'm pretty they exist but there is only a few with noticeable black features. Mexicans are predominantly mestizo half white half Aztec. Most of latinamerica is mestizo also Paraguay is like 99% mestizo and the main language there is guarani (native American).

Some people from Guerrero and Veracruz look very dark, darker than a full blood native american.. My family is from Jalisco and most people there are Mestizos or white!!

EdWins
05-29-2012, 12:38 PM
I have heard of AfroLatinos denying their black/African roots, but on the flip side, I have also heard of AfroLatinos denying their Spanish/Mestizo roots as well. Like Zoe Saldana for example...

"I'm not a Latina, don't call me a Latina, I am a BLACK Woman".

Very interesting. I used to love that woman until she said that...

Underboss
05-29-2012, 09:08 PM
it's cool how vast our latino genetic pool is, I wish more Afro-Latinos would embrace it, but you have self hating Afro-Latinos like Dj pepe that are ashamed of their roots and actually pretend to be White or European. It's disgusting.

Be proud of who you are

:lol1::lol1::lol1:

You're going to take that, Pepe? :lol1:

MalikKnucklez
05-30-2012, 01:21 AM
I have heard of AfroLatinos denying their black/African roots, but on the flip side, I have also heard of AfroLatinos denying their Spanish/Mestizo roots as well. Like Zoe Saldana for example...

"I'm not a Latina, don't call me a Latina, I am a BLACK Woman".

Very interesting. I used to love that woman until she said that...

I actually got to build with Zoe Saldana, she's a good sister. Humble and extremely intelligent. She wasn't denying her roots. In the context of that interview, she denied being labeled as a "Latina" because the word "Latino/a" denotes someone of Proto-Indo-European heritage, meaning white.

Anthropologically speaking, "Latino" is actually a very inaccurate term to describe our people. In no way did she say that to deny her roots. It was a political statement. And a very valid one at that. Because even in our homelands, whether it be Cuba, Colombia Puerto Rico, etc. Blacks are marginalized, subject to political/social repression, no significant representation in congressional/political arenas, police harassment, etc.

Nationally, culturally, I am a Cuban, so-called "Latino". In the larger scheme of things, universally, I am a Black man. That ties me to a global cultural and sociopolitical position, not just one that pertains to the country of my birth.

Bronsky
05-30-2012, 12:08 PM
Im colombian with coarse hair and brown skin and even among my own people they look down on me even if in the slightest. That i look puerto rican or domincan and not like a real colombian. Me dicen el negrito, quemadito, barranquillero (even though my family is paisa where there is more fair skinned people in barranquilla there are lots of blacks). And i laugh it off but at the same time it does instill a bit of dissent towards anybody fairskinned for the fact i can feel the dissent towards me from my own people even if in the slightest.

Infamous377
05-31-2012, 11:16 AM
Im colombian with coarse hair and brown skin and even among my own people they look down on me even if in the slightest. That i look puerto rican or domincan and not like a real colombian. Me dicen el negrito, quemadito, barranquillero (even though my family is paisa where there is more fair skinned people in barranquilla there are lots of blacks). And i laugh it off but at the same time it does instill a bit of dissent towards anybody fairskinned for the fact i can feel the dissent towards me from my own people even if in the slightest. Wtf, Puerto Ricans, can look white, mestizo, mulatto, or black. I thought in Colombia it was the same. I live around Colombians, some look straight up black, and some are fair skinned, like me and my family.

bigsmoothh
06-01-2012, 03:52 AM
good stuff............