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Old 07-15-2018, 11:44 PM
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Location: Manhattan
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If someone called Megan Markle, President Obama, Halle Berry, Rosie Perez, Zoe Saladana, or other known people who are various combinations of afro/euro descent mulattoes in the press they would be completely BURIED.

The origin of mulatto is MULE according to some sources. As in a horse/donkey combination.

"The term may derive from mula (old Galician-Portuguese, from the Latin mūlus), meaning mule, the hybrid offspring of a horse and a donkey.[6][7] The Real Academia Española traces its origin to mulo in the sense of hybridity; originally used to refer to any mixed race person.[8]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulatto#Etymology

If that origin is accurate, mulatto is extremely offensive, and keep in mind this term was used under racist circumstances. The offspring of white slavemasters and their African slave/maids/concubines were called mulattoes. And yes, they possibly were aware of the mule connotation. Even in the US, at times the census listed the race of mixed people as mulattoes in the 1800s.
As they should be. Yeah. It has negative connotations. It's used in reference to so many things. Nothing of which is positive. Btw, I thought only females were called mulatto. Didn't know it was gender neutral.
Anyway...it was bad enough when some members of the British press referred to Megan as "straight outta Compton" just because she came from California and is of mixed race.

People are silly.

 
Old 07-16-2018, 09:52 AM
 
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There’s plenty of Dominicans that look down on Puerto Ricans though. It’s such a shame.
 
Old 07-16-2018, 10:12 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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mestizo is okay. I refer to myself mestizo. but mulatto is a no-no today. It is derogatory.
lmao...
 
Old 07-16-2018, 10:36 AM
 
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I do think they look pretty similar. Dominicans might have more black blood on average, but most members of both groups could easily pass as the reverse
No. I disagree. They do not look similar. Say that in front of a group of Dominicanos in Washington Heights and watch what happens
 
Old 07-16-2018, 10:37 AM
 
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there’s plenty of dominicans that look down on puerto ricans though. It’s such a shame.
+1
 
Old 07-16-2018, 11:19 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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No. I disagree. They do not look similar. Say that in front of a group of Dominicanos in Washington Heights and watch what happens
I would say that some do, but in most cases, I can tell a Dominican from a Rican, but there are plenty of Ricans that are "blatinos" as well. Everyone focuses on the Dominicans having black in them, but I've met plenty of Ricans that are black too, though they seem to be oblivious to it, which always gives me a chuckle. It's like yes you can be Latino AND be black. Latino is NOT a race despite what some people may think. I've met all sorts of Latinos. I see a lot of them now with the afros too (usually the mulatto looking ones) which always gives me a chuckle, because I don't think it was as common before to have "pelo malo" but now the younger generation of Latinos doesn't seem to care as much. There's a Dominican guy I get on the bus who always has braids or corn rolls. He visibly has black in him (looks like a mix of taino and black features wise and complexion wise). He has a very thick Dominican accent, and he's a very nice guy. Very polite with the passengers, and I always mess around with him with his hair do.
 
Old 07-16-2018, 11:42 AM
 
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No. I disagree. They do not look similar. Say that in front of a group of Dominicanos in Washington Heights and watch what happens
Just because they say it doesnt mean its true.
 
Old 07-16-2018, 11:43 AM
 
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I would say that some do, but in most cases, I can tell a Dominican from a Rican, but there are plenty of Ricans that are "blatinos" as well. Everyone focuses on the Dominicans having black in them, but I've met plenty of Ricans that are black too, though they seem to be oblivious to it, which always gives me a chuckle. It's like yes you can be Latino AND be black. Latino is NOT a race despite what some people may think. I've met all sorts of Latinos. I see a lot of them now with the afros too (usually the mulatto looking ones) which always gives me a chuckle, because I don't think it was as common before to have "pelo malo" but now the younger generation of Latinos doesn't seem to care as much. There's a Dominican guy I get on the bus who always has braids or corn rolls. He visibly has black in him (looks like a mix of taino and black features wise and complexion wise). He has a very thick Dominican accent, and he's a very nice guy. Very polite with the passengers, and I always mess around with him with his hair do.
There might be Dominicans you dismiss as Puerto Rican and vise a versa walking by you and how would you know umless you asked them ?
 
Old 07-16-2018, 12:04 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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There might be Dominicans you dismiss as Puerto Rican and vise a versa walking by you and how would you know umless you asked them ?
I'm only talking about ones that I have met personally who have confirmed that they are Ricans, that's how I know!! I don't make assumptions about people I see in the street unless I'm sure. I do speak Spanish and lived with Dominicans in college, so often times I listen to the accent if I'm not sure where the person is from. You of all people know that Dominicans have a pretty distinct accent. They sound like they're singing when they speak Spanish. My girlfriend used to get annoyed when I'd speak like a Dominican because I'd do a hilarious imitation... ¿K lo k
loko? ¿Cómo tú 'tas? Oh tú 'tas bien loko. Eh cosa eh... LMAO Ricans have a different accent though both are Caribbean, but Ricans don't cut as much as the Dominicans do (the endings of words). The Dominicans also usually don't roll their "r"s fully, as they try to talk as fast as possible. I mean the most prevalent accents here in NYC are the Mexican accent, the Colombian accent, the Argentine accent, and the Dominican and Rican accents. Those always stand out pretty well. The Spanish of course too with their lisps... lol I was on the subway this weekend and I had Dominicans on both sides of me. All I had to do was hear them speak and that was it. Dominicans also have a habit of talking very loud. It's like the whole world needs to know their conversation in Spanish and often times when you listen they aren't talking about anything that important. lol

The Mexicans... Depending on where they're from they always like to throw in a "Y este..." and a "Órale pues" lol They also tend to speak much lower which is a cultural thing.
 
Old 07-16-2018, 01:13 PM
 
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That was my impression too.
It did have many more once in Manhattan and the Bronx. I dont have numbers, but we always had Cubans in our circles. Their still Cubans represented not on Miami levels but Cubans are present.
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