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View Poll Results: In which Latin American country are blacks treated the best?
Puerto Rico 14 32.56%
Dominican Republic 7 16.28%
Cuba 7 16.28%
Nicaragua 0 0%
Panama 1 2.33%
Colombia 1 2.33%
Venezuela 5 11.63%
another country (please specify) 8 18.60%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-24-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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About the poll, when I say Latin American, I actually mean the Spanish-speaking countries of the Western Hemisphere. And I only included the Latin American countries with significant black populations, so if u pick 'other', please specify the country.
My question is: Which Latin American country are blacks treated the best? I choose Puerto Rico because in my opinion, out of all Latin American countries, Puerto Rico is only one that actually appreciates their African side and anything black.

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Old 05-26-2013, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Bvi/Acores
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They are all treated pretty much the same. There's very little racism = until they arrive in the USofA, outside of So Fla.
 
Old 05-26-2013, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Bvi/Acores
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I choose Puerto Rico because in my opinion, out of all Latin American countries, Puerto Rico is only one that actually appreciates their African side and anything black.
Really - do you live in PR? The primarily Castillian Spanish don't appreciate anything African - at least not in the last few centuries. The blacks were brought there as slaves to work in the gold mines.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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Latin America is much more biased against blacks than US. Come on people.
 
Old 05-28-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I had Puerto Rican friend who's mom was into Santeria.

And for some reason quite a few Brazilians seem to be superficially into Candomble. I suppose for some of them it's kind of like when secular or atheist people celebrate Christmas.

I think most Latin Americans that have darkish hues identify with Africans as much as they do with Europeans. Meaning, not to a great extent. The upper-class Latin Americans are a different story.
 
Old 05-28-2013, 09:56 AM
 
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They are all treated pretty much the same. There's very little racism = until they arrive in the USofA, outside of So Fla.
Eh i don't know about that. The racism is just different imo.

TBH I don't find most of the U.S. to be racist anymore if anything it's become more classist. People don't really care if you are black, more so if you are ghetto and poor, be it if you are white, black, latino, etc. Middle class white person would prefer to live next to a middle class black family than a poor hillbilly white family.
 
Old 05-28-2013, 05:38 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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I met a a couple of guys from Cuba and Panama. They said Black people are treated the 'worst' all over Latin America. Black people will generally tell you the truth about what is really going on in those countries.
 
Old 05-28-2013, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I met a a couple of guys from Cuba and Panama. They said Black people are treated the 'worst' all over Latin America. Black people will generally tell you the truth about what is really going on in those countries.
That's why Assata Shakur is in Cuba right?

So, lets listen to some black men and women living in Brazil.


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Some how I think you'll create an ad hoc hypothesis to protect your proposition. To make it unfalsifiable.

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In science and philosophy, an ad hoc hypothesis is a hypothesis added to a theory in order to save it from being falsified. Ad hoc hypothesizing is compensating for anomalies not anticipated by the theory in its unmodified form.
 
Old 05-28-2013, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Fort Bend County
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When you find the place let me know!

source: a black Colombiana/Cubana
 
Old 06-06-2013, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Keep in mind that the American definition of Black (the "one-drop rule") is quite different from what you see in most Latin American countries. If less than 75% of your ancestors were pure African, then you're not Black outside of the U.S.
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