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View Poll Results: Which country?
Brazil 26 37.14%
Cuba 23 32.86%
Colombia 3 4.29%
Venezeula 6 8.57%
Panama 12 17.14%
Voters: 70. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-14-2013, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Originally Posted by califantastic View Post
There aren't many white people left in Cuba. So I would say Cuba is the obvious answer.
Yeah, they only make up 37% of the population, no big deal. Cuba has a larger white population than most Latin American countries (in %) except for Arg/Uruguay, and maybe Chile/Brazil.

Anyways, the rural people in the provinces that are majority white are pretty racist. Also, police in Cuba harass blacks and the tourism industry is encouraged to hire whites. So I wouldn't say Cuba. In fact they all suck for blacks.

 
Old 03-14-2013, 06:12 PM
 
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As a Latino myself based on what I have seen and experienced and know it would have to be Cuba. In Venezuela and Colombia, it is socially acceptable to openly make fun of blacks, and to compliment a person's physical appearance if their skin is white or if they have features that are traditionally assocciated with Europeans such as blue eyes, blonde hair, etc. Panama, while i do not know much about it, has appalling rates of poverty and inequality especially in and around Colon, where predominantly afro descendants live. It is much less excusable for Panama to have such levels of poverty compared to Colombia because of their perpetual cash cow and their much lower population. Brazil, while improving greatly, still has a long way to go before it reaches any source of socioeconomic equality. Just compare the impoverished North and the glamorous South, it doesn't get any more obvious. Cuba is by far the most equal country out of all those other ones because that is one system that enforces social equality( at the expense of other very important variables) and even there it is common to hear White Cubans trash talk about Black Cubans, especially those from the western part of the island, and there is still obvious discrimination at the government level. In short, Cuba is the lesser of all the other evils.
 
Old 03-14-2013, 08:20 PM
 
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This is truly an eye opener. One of the great documentaries I can't wait to see it all. I was really ashamed that I fell for the Brazilian color - blind society propaganda with out really looking in to it. But as some one else here said I think the Cubans are probably the most racist. Surprising because the worst of them are former followers of Batista and he was a Mulatto. Maybe they didn't know. My daughter once worked for a Cuban doctor and she was going out with a Puerto Rican boy. The doctor and his family told her to "watch out" for that boy because "Puerto Ricans all have black blood." IMO that's a pretty pizz poor attitude.
it maybe on pbs.com or at least youtube
 
Old 03-14-2013, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Bright lights Baked Ziti
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Default Dominican Republic

It's not on the list, but I would have to say Dominican Republic.
The country is 73% mixed race, with Black being the dominant phenotype
of the mixed race.
 
Old 03-15-2013, 04:35 PM
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It's not on the list, but I would have to say Dominican Republic.
The country is 73% mixed race, with Black being the dominant phenotype
of the mixed race.
I think so too, although I wouldn't say their dominant phenotype is black. They seem mixed to me, most of them anyway.

I think the Dominican Republic has the largest percentage of black and mulattoes ruling a Latin American nation. Just look at the senators and deputies (congressmen):

Deputies (congressmen)

Senators (click on the "Senadores" tab)


I don't think other Latin American countries can compare favorably with this. Not even Cuba.
 
Old 03-15-2013, 05:00 PM
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Chamber of Deputies of countries listed here plus Dominican Republic. These are the people ruling these countries, you be the judge where blacks (and mulattoes/black-white mixed) are thought of as capable of occupying these positions.

Panama


Venezuela


Dominican Republic


Cuba


Maybe someone else can find good videos for Brazil and Colombia, because I couldn't find one where the faces of most congressmen could be visible.
 
Old 03-15-2013, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Bright lights Baked Ziti
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I think so too, although I wouldn't say their dominant phenotype is black. They seem mixed to me, most of them anyway.

I think the Dominican Republic has the largest percentage of black and mulattoes ruling a Latin American nation. Just look at the senators and deputies (congressmen):

Deputies (congressmen)

Senators (click on the "Senadores" tab)


I don't think other Latin American countries can compare favorably with this. Not even Cuba.
Yes, I agree and nice find on the videos.
 
Old 03-15-2013, 08:25 PM
 
Location: DF
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Originally Posted by Antonio84 View Post
Chamber of Deputies of countries listed here plus Dominican Republic. These are the people ruling these countries, you be the judge where blacks (and mulattoes/black-white mixed) are thought of as capable of occupying these positions.


Maybe someone else can find good videos for Brazil and Colombia, because I couldn't find one where the faces of most congressmen could be visible.

Harlem Shake em Brasília no congresso nacional - YouTube


This is the first thing that popped up when I typed, "Congresso Nacional Brasilia" lol

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:41 PM
 
Location: DF
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TV Senado Senadora Serys aposentadoria Oficial de Justiça - YouTube

I will not opine on whether Brazil treats it's black population fairly... but Brazil has never had a black president. Mexico, a country with a negligible black population, had a mixed-black president in the 1800's.... as did Colombia (with a bit of a larger black population)... this if not, of course, to assume that Mexico or Colombia have treated their populations fairly... but just to kind of put Brazil into perspective
 
Old 03-17-2013, 10:55 PM
 
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Mexico, a country with a negligible black population, had a mixed-black president in the 1800's.
Benito Juarez was very dark skinned Zapotec, but we was not African. By the mid 19th century most of Mexico had bloodlines extending to both Europe and to Native people. I don't think you could say the same for Brazil who didn't abandon slavery until 1888.
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