Afro-Latinos

Posted: September 18, 2011 in Food for Thought
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When we were children, we were told that we have a motherland, and that motherland was Spain. However, we have discovered later, in our lives, that as a matter of fact, we have several motherlands. And one of the greatest motherlands of all is no doubt, Africa. We love Africa. And every day we are much more aware of the roots we have in Africa… Racism is very characteristic of imperialism. Racism is very characteristic of capitalism. Katrina is—indeed, has a lot to do with racism–no doubt about it. Hate against me has a lot to do with racism. Because of my big mouth, because of my curly hair. And I’m so proud to have this mouth and this hair, because it’s African.

I ran across this quote after some random wikipedia’ing, and decided that my next visit should be to South America to see just how true this sentiment is.

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  1. […] Black Latinos have described feelings of invisibility, racism, colorism, isolation and pain. Hugo Chavez notably said, “When we were children, we were told that we have a motherland, and that motherland […]

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