Last edited by Joey Valens; 10-21-2009 at 05:09 PM.
Did you ever read this series Joey? Sex and Race by J.A. Rogers. A very interesting and good read.
Keep It Deep!
nothing was even remotely suggested about "confinement"
i know youre scrutinizing my replies to this topic with a bottle of lubriderm just waiting for some slip up. chill son, i love this topic
something that always gets me cracking up with Alvin (sorry to bring him up but its someone were all familair with) and other afrocentrists that aim for explaining the diaspora leave out is LINGUISTICS.
Anyone taking spanish immediately recognizes the fact that each country and its regions speak a certain style and its strongly goes parallel with the racial makeup/mixture of the areas.
ie. ask any Puerto Rican what he/she would call the bottom fo the rice when serving food and they'll say: PEGAO (stuck) Dominicans call it "CON CON" (pronounced from the nasal region such as "kOOng kOOng")
th word "Con Con" is directly linked to some west african tribes to mean "food for the dogs". The whole island of Haiti (the original name of "Hispanola") had, along with Cuba, the most African slaves imported within that region. The lexicon and syntax of the spanish there posses strong African characteristics that even Puerto Ricans wont display as much because basically PR was an island of mostly individual small farm owners hence the need for African Slaves werent that necessary and it reflects upon their racial makeup + style of spanish.
calm down, its just a question, on an interesting topic, a logical one, you said found, i'm asking is that the only place? certainly that applies to bahia, but jamaica and guyana, i believe, slaves were forced inland during uprisings and revolts in their battles for freedom, and since you brought it up, lubriderm with shea is the bomb
for instance, in peru, the cuisine is a mixture of african, japanese, chinese, and indigenous, and is considered it's "own" cuisine, complete with techniques, flavors, and dishes, just like french, italian, japanese, etc. (as compared to the generic "latin" offered in the US which is the chicken stew/rice & beans/plantains that is actually more related to a Caribbean Latin American aka PR/DR style of eating).
If we're talking linguistics, it's also interesting to see how words that enter the lexicon can be regional dialectical interpretations of another word, e.g. pegao is the typical island pronunciation dropping the "d" sound because the word is actually "pegado." (past tense, stuck)
gonna have to check out those links posted early in the thread, was just getting my chime on about what frankie said...
there is no denying african influence in mexico but its not as much as it is in othe latin countries. just by the music alone there is very little african (if any) influence in the Ranchera, Nortena,& Banda the main music in mexico. it has more of a european flavor than african.
Last edited by kaaos; 10-21-2009 at 09:21 PM.
LOL @ Escapade footage!
My paternal great-great grandfather was from Saltillo, Mexico and married a black female slave here in Texas. Here I am a product of that union all these years later.
Coastal populace seems to make the most sense, seeing as how from days of yore that's where we were brought to.
\"Time makes more converts than reason.\"
-BLACK INDIANS by William Loren Katz(1986)Racial mixing was so common in Mexico that it became hard to tell by skin color who was free and who was slave. King Phillip complained that young Black Indians committed crimes and then dressed as Indians so that could "hide out with their mother's relatives and cannot be found."
It makes sense there would be Afircan-Mexican American's in Tejas. Of course Texas is also the home of Tejano music = Texas + Mexican music.Originally Posted by Rufus P. Funk
How did Wernher von Braun get into this conversation? I'm actually a fan of Wernher von Braun. I don't see him as a bad person like Dr. Josef Mengele, The Angel Of Death. Wernher von Braun was more of an opportunist interested in rocketry and space exploration. Donald Rumsfeld knew Wernher von Braun believe it or not when he was a Congressman of Illinois.Originally Posted by mhd
Wait, this don't mean we have to claim c-los, does it?