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West Coast 28 27.18%
East Coast 68 66.02%
Similar 7 6.80%
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:48 PM
 
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Not only was that video and song horrible, but there were no Latinos dropping the N-Word. You can find a video of Bubba Sparxx rapping next to Timbaland to "prove" how tight Blacks and Rednecks are in Georgia. That's basically where we're headed here with these videos. That's why I prefer statistics to anecdote, but it's technically my fault for bringing up the Fat Joe example in the first place.

The fact of the matter is that the largest Hispanic groups on the East Coast, historically speaking, have had more in common with Black Americans, whether it be hair, ass, music or whatever. NYC actually has large numbers of Columbians, Peruvians, Mexicans, etc., but those groups don't mix with Blacks the same way because they're not Black. A lot of Black women will go to Dominican hair stylists because their hair texture is similar. It's being Black that pulls them together.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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For those who don't understand the nuances (and the trials and tribulations) of Black women and their hair...


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Old 02-27-2015, 06:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Not only was that video and song horrible, but there were no Latinos dropping the N-Word. You can find a video of Bubba Sparxx rapping next to Timbaland to "prove" how tight Blacks and Rednecks are in Georgia. That's basically where we're headed here with these videos. That's why I prefer statistics to anecdote, but it's technically my fault for bringing up the Fat Joe example in the first place.

The fact of the matter is that the largest Hispanic groups on the East Coast, historically speaking, have had more in common with Black Americans, whether it be hair, ass, music or whatever. NYC actually has large numbers of Columbians, Peruvians, Mexicans, etc., but those groups don't mix with Blacks the same way because they're not Black. A lot of Black women will go to Dominican hair stylists because their hair texture is similar. It's being Black that pulls them together.
So why even argue the obvious?
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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So why even argue the obvious?
You might as well ask, "So why even post on City-Data?"
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:03 PM
 
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:06 PM
 
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BajanYankee, down here in Florida, I've heard countless Mexicans use the N Word as a term of endearment. They have a racial slur of their own that describes blacks. You should also remember that a lot of Dominicans on the East Coast are not sympathetic to black identity. They shun it at all costs. Heck, most Dominicans would never claim African ancestry. They see Spain as the "Motherland."

Also, plenty Puerto Ricans and Cubans deny African ancestry.

I think this thread is going off topic.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:18 PM
 
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^^^Interesting point you brought up. Dominican hair salons are always viewed as the BEST places to get perms in the Black community. They even have their own brand of perms "Dominican perms". We all know a Black woman who "went to the Dominicans" to get her hair done. There does seem to be a conflict of interest between Dominicans identifying with their African ancestry or claiming their non-European genetics came from their Taino ancestry(which is viewed more favorably than African ancestry). But this seems to be common amongst MANY Latinos who come from countries with a large African descended population.
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:29 PM
 
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^^^Interesting point you brought up. Dominican hair salons are always viewed as the BEST places to get perms in the Black community. They even have their own brand of perms "Dominican perms". We all know a Black woman who "went to the Dominicans" to get her hair done. There does seem to be a conflict of interest between Dominicans identifying with their African ancestry or claiming their non-European genetics came from their Taino ancestry. But this seems to be common amongst MANY Latinos who come from countries with a large African descended population.

Caribbean Latinos are African in culture and linguistics but not in identity. This is an exact opposite to English Caribbean people. They're African descent by identity and Anglo in culture. There's some African cultural retention but not as much as their Caribbean Latino neighbors. It's funny how those who are less in African phenotype are more culturally African than those who have more. Dominicans, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans have music that has much more "Africanism" than Reggae and Soca. Merengue Tipico contains the Call and Response with African derived drumming. Cuban musical genres have immense Africanism. In some cases, more so than European. Reggae and Soca doesn't amount in Africanism than Caribbean Latino genres.


Check this out.

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Old 02-27-2015, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Interesting thread topic but this seems like it is East Coast all the way. In Philly many of the corner stores or "papi stores" in black neighborhoods are operated by Dominicans. Puerto Ricans have been in the city and lived among blacks even longer.

I was under the impression that there was some tension between Mexicans and blacks out west-to put it lightly.

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As far as Asians and Mexicans using the infamous racial epithet, even as a term of endearment, among blacks-I just don't see it but it may be different on the West Coast where there is a much larger Mexican and Asian presence.

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