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Old 06-05-2014, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Boris Chassagne, radio host for Radio-Canada and now city councillor in the suburban Montreal town of St-Lambert:

http://www.magazinelambert.com/image...-Chassagne.jpg

Not sure if he is related to Régine.

Dominique Anglade - born in Montreal of Haitian parents. Current president of a political party here (Coalition pour l'avenir du Québec).

http://www.jobboom.com/carriere/wp-c...ue_Anglade.jpg

Sadly both her parents died in the huge earthquake in Haiti a few years ago.

 
Old 06-05-2014, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I always wondered, why are predominantly black islands like Haiti so poor and undesirable while Bermuda is a place favored by the rich?
Different histories.

Bermuda is also an offshore banking center.
 
Old 06-05-2014, 10:36 AM
 
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Or Octoroon with possibly some Lebanese background?

Chassagne = Hassan?
extremely unlikely. Chassagne is a very old French name, and most with Lebanese ancestry keep their Arab last names.
 
Old 06-05-2014, 11:06 AM
 
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My experience and observations have been, just the opposite. Race is front and center in people's thoughts ... every day, and in every way.
+1

I agree. Though, it doesn't even come down to agreement/disagreement, overt racial issues have become much less common in place of covert racism/racialization and that is empirical. Just this conversation here about people or latinos feeling the need to assimilate into whiteness(the other end being blackness) and the discrimination against latinos should reveal just how entrenched racial caste are in the US.


This is pretty interesting:

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html

Look at the rest for race and skin tone. People in the US have positive associations with whiteness and the opposite for blackness. It's not inherent..... it just shows how deep race is entrenched in US society(in Latin America as well). Ignoring it is not an option since we're constantly being exposed to messages about race and skin tone whether we realize it or not.
 
Old 06-05-2014, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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extremely unlikely. Chassagne is a very old French name, and most with Lebanese ancestry keep their Arab last names.
Or maybe the Lebanese may have "Frenchified" their names. Lots of Lebanese in the US have done so (Anglicized).

Not saying that happened, just wondering if it were possible.
 
Old 06-05-2014, 11:09 AM
 
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Boris Chassagne, radio host for Radio-Canada and now city councillor in the suburban Montreal town of St-Lambert:

http://www.magazinelambert.com/image...-Chassagne.jpg

Not sure if he is related to Régine.

Dominique Anglade - born in Montreal of Haitian parents. Current president of a political party here (Coalition pour l'avenir du Québec).

http://www.jobboom.com/carriere/wp-c...ue_Anglade.jpg

Sadly both her parents died in the huge earthquake in Haiti a few years ago.
Boris does look like he could have some Arab ancestry............Dominique looks quadroon or mulatto or something of that nature...............
 
Old 06-05-2014, 01:45 PM
 
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I see nothing wrong with this if these Hispanics are actually white like actors Andy Garcia and Rita Moreno. I hope this isn't coming from those that look like George Lopez or Rosie Perez.
Or Lupita Nyong'o..............
 
Old 06-05-2014, 01:46 PM
 
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Given the racial diversity of Hispanics, it would be very narrow-minded to lump them all as being White.
I'd say that only about 20-30% of Hispanics in the US are actually White.
 
Old 06-05-2014, 01:49 PM
 
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They are white. There's a difference between race and ethnicity.
I guess you don't know many Hispanics.
 
Old 06-05-2014, 01:50 PM
 
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Before the creation of the Hispanic category around 1973 most Mexican-Americans were considered white. Not sure about other Latino groups.
I have Cuban relatives who are as black as West Africans.
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