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Old 04-27-2011, 10:11 PM
 
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Afro-Latinos seem to more culturally connected to African culture than African Americans are because they weren't completely cut off from their culture compared to African Americans were during the Slave Era. But ironically when its comes to actually claiming black identity, Afro-Latinos seem to be more hesitant to claim their black identity and some would rather be called anything but black. African Americans are pretty much the exact opposite and won't be so hesitant to deny their blackness.

Yes, African Americans are more "black" politically; Afro-Latinos are more "black" culturally.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:13 PM
 
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It depends, but I totally what you are saying.

Also, there are White Americans with Black ancestry, as 30% have such ranging from 2 to 20%.
In an American context, of course, they are not really White, just as the broad-nosed "White" Puerto Ricans are not totally European.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:14 PM
 
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Many Puerto Rican "Whites" are not true Whites due so many of them having significant African and or Taino admixture and it is obvious in their phenotype.

I have seen so called "White" Puerto Ricans with very wide noses for example that would give Ice Cube a run for his money. I have never seen any White Americans who have noses that are shaped like a Black person's.
Ever took a good look at Bob Barr?
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:25 PM
 
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It depends, but I totally what you are saying.

Also, there are White Americans with Black ancestry, as 30% have such ranging from 2 to 20%.
It is extremely rare for a Non Hispanic American with as much as 20% African admixture to see themselves as White. In the vast majority of cases, a Non Hispanic American with as much as 20% African admixture identify themselves as either Biracial or Black.
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:36 PM
 
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Ever took a good look at Bob Barr?
Bob Barr is very untypical for a White American, just like Wenworth Miller is very untypical for a Black American. The vast majority of White Americans have narrow noses. Just like the vast majority of Black Americans do not look as fair as Wentworth Miller.
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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Bob Barr is very untypical for a White American, just like Wenworth Miller is very untypical for a Black American. The vast majority of White Americans have narrow noses. Just like the vast majority of Black Americans do not look as fair as Wentworth Miller.
Someone who looks like Miller isn't typical for a Black American, but he is not all that rare. Point is, white folks aren't as pure as they think they are. Black folks have no such presumption of "purity."
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:49 PM
 
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Something is for sure: some of the prettiest women are a product of some kind of mix. Go to Plaza Las Americas and do like "los viejitos" (in the benches) do; eye candy everywhere!! LOL!!
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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Someone who looks like Miller isn't typical for a Black American, but he is not all that rare. Point is, white folks aren't as pure as they think they are. Black folks have no such presumption of "purity."
If White Americans were not as racially pure as they think they are, you would be seeing millions of racially ambiguous looking "White" Americans.
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:34 PM
 
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It is extremely rare for a Non Hispanic American with as much as 20% African admixture to see themselves as White. In the vast majority of cases, a Non Hispanic American with as much as 20% African admixture identify themselves as either Biracial or Black.

I don't think most people who are only 20% would call themselves black.

Many if not most quadroons are considered and generally look pretty white.
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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In 2011, is the context of this question about what percentage of Caucasian blood and African blood a person may be appropriate? It would be expected that most (not all) readers here should have "evolved" through education, social interaction and life experience to recognize that while our cultures may have differences we're all the same. Same fears, same loves etc... It's a disappointment to read in this forum that people are still discussing facial features and using antiquated terms to describe racially mixed people. To me this indicates lasting and hidden prejudices continue to exist just below the surface in those who'll be the first to say they're not racist.
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