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View Poll Results: How do you view Dominicans?
Strictly Latin American. 40 33.61%
Afro-Latino 65 54.62%
Strictly Afro-Caribbean. 14 11.76%
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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Hmmm Antilliano...I agree that the majority of Dominicans are mixed, but there is plenty variation in terms of appearance and features. Not sure if I would say the majority look like that video either. It likely depends in where you go. Plenty like the video but plenty others looks different.

Are you from the DR? If not, what parts of the DR have you visited?
No, but I have known many Dominicans in the NY metro area and in South Florida. They generally look like the people in that other video, and are very easy to distinguish from other Afro-Caribbean groups in the area. The ones I know in Miami appear to be even less black, and look more like this.


 
Old 07-29-2013, 08:48 PM
 
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No, but I have known many Dominicans in the NY metro area and in South Florida. They generally look like the people in that other video, and are very easy to distinguish from other Afro-Caribbean groups in the area. The ones I know in Miami appear to be even less black, and look more like this.
Well, having been there, I'll have to stick to them being a mixed people with plenty variation.
 
Old 07-29-2013, 08:56 PM
 
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Well, having been there, I'll have to stick to them being a mixed people with plenty variation.
Right, and that is exactly what the other video I posted demonstrates.
 
Old 07-29-2013, 08:58 PM
 
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Right, and that is exactly what the other video I posted demonstrates.
Far more variation than that video actually...
 
Old 07-29-2013, 09:14 PM
 
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Far more variation than that video actually...
Some examples would be good.
 
Old 07-29-2013, 09:48 PM
 
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Some examples would be good.

Dominican Republic - Republica Dominicana- Boinx FotoMagico - YouTube


Beach Party [Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso] @ Pelicano Beach - República Dominicana - YouTube


Carnaval Santo Domingo Este un Verdadero Espectáculo para el Mundo - YouTube
 
Old 07-29-2013, 09:59 PM
 
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Maybe we just have a different view on what "variation" means. Most of the people in the first and third video seem to be predominantly black. I don't see much variation there to be honest, specially with the last video. It's definitely no Brazil when it comes to diversity.
 
Old 07-29-2013, 10:12 PM
 
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Maybe we just have a different view on what "variation" means. Most of the people in the first and third video seem to be predominantly black. I don't see much variation there to be honest, specially with the last video. It's definitely no Brazil when it comes to diversity.
The point is that all of those appearances exist within the Dominican Republic. The videos should be taken together rather than separately.

The first video is mixed.
The second video is predominantly "white" & "mixed."
The third is predominantly "black"/"mixed."
Within all of those videos are also individuals who seem to have significant Amerindian or "indio" heritage.

When you actually visit, you see it all.
 
Old 07-29-2013, 10:27 PM
 
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The point is that all of those appearances exist within the Dominican Republic. The videos should be taken together rather than separately.

The first video is mixed.
The second video is predominantly "white" & "mixed."
The third is predominantly "black"/"mixed."
Within all of those videos are also individuals who seem to have significant Amerindian or "indio" heritage.

When you actually visit, you see it all.
I think we might have very different standards for what it means to be "white", "black", or "mixed". The majority of the people in the first and third video would be seen as black in most Latin America countries. And only the second video has any people that look even remotely white.

The first video shows mostly a mulatto and black population. I don't think I even saw a single white person in there. The second one looks more evenly mixed, with a slight white predominance. Still the black influence is very obvious in most people. The third one is overwhelmingly African. If someone told that video was filmed somewhere in Haiti I would believe them.

Again, it definitely has nothing on Brazil when it comes to diversity. Or countries like Colombia, Venezuela, or Puerto Rico for that matter.
 
Old 07-29-2013, 10:54 PM
 
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I think we might have very different standards for what it means to be "white", "black", or "mixed". The majority of the people in the first and third video would be seen as black in most Latin America countries. And only the second video has any people that look even remotely white.

The first video shows mostly a mulatto and black population. I don't think I even saw a single white person in there. The second one looks more evenly mixed, with a slight white predominance. Still the black influence is very obvious in most people. The third one is overwhelmingly African. If someone told that video was filmed somewhere in Haiti I would believe them.

Again, it definitely has nothing on Brazil when it comes to diversity. Or countries like Colombia, Venezuela, or Puerto Rico for that matter.
Clearly, the Dominican Republic is a mixed country and thus why my posts used quotes around the terms white & black. The point is that all kinds of variation can be seen when you are in the DR.

No one is comparing the DR to Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela or Puerto Rico. The DR is the DR.
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