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Old 11-27-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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African immigration to Puerto Rico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:55 PM
 
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bomba in loiza

Bomba en Loiza, Puerto Rico - YouTube

carnival in loiza

Puerto Rico Loiza parade - YouTube

fiestas de loiza 2011 (part.2) - YouTube

average puerto ricans

DADDY YANKEE Somos de Calle Remix, EL CARTEL Official Version - YouTube

all these videos were filmed in puerto rico and everybody in the videos is puerto ricans
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Very interesting indeed. Here on the west coast the African influence is less noticeable, compared to places like Ponce or particularly the northeast corner. But it is very woven into the place..shoot, the national dish (mofongo) is African-based.

Definitely Puerto Ricans as well as Dominicans come in all shades..in fact, two of the guys in that Daddy Yankee video are Dominican...Arcangel and De La Ghetto. I think De La Ghetto (1:20) is the whitest guy in there, and he's from the DR!!
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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I went to the PR Black History Museum - Museo de Nuestra Raiz Africana (just a small couple of rooms, really) in Old San Juan. Very interesting. I also bought some slave documents and even a set of shackles from an antique store owner there.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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This was very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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History about P.R. slave revolt conspirator Marcos Xiorro:
Marcos Xiorro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Very interesting indeed. Here on the west coast the African influence is less noticeable, compared to places like Ponce or particularly the northeast corner. But it is very woven into the place..shoot, the national dish (mofongo) is African-based.
Puerto Rican Spanish also has African influences, pronunciations, etc...
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Philly
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its great someone is sheding light on this topic.. i feel like many people are tryni mask the african influence on the island.. dont kno why.. whens its the best part of our culture
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:10 PM
 
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its great someone is sheding light on this topic.. i feel like many people are tryni mask the african influence on the island.. dont kno why.. whens its the best part of our culture
The "Cedula de Gracias", or "whitening" of the country, which including the sterilization of black and mulatta women was a despicable act. Puerto Rico in it's true form would be more like the DR, had it not been for that.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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its great someone is sheding light on this topic.. i feel like many people are tryni mask the african influence on the island.. dont kno why.. whens its the best part of our culture
Its a legacy from the colonial days, when the myth of white superiority was used to conquer the Taino people and enslave the Africans. In order for slavery to be profitable Christian slave-masters had to treat their slaves inhumanely. To justify an inhumane system ran by Christians, Africans had to become unhuman. Therefore, the Africans were at the bottom of the caste system. It was a way of waiving responsibility, moral and religious decency. As a Christian wouldn't dare treat another human being so horrible. So you then had the African inferiority myth told and retold again and you can see some traces of this still today.

If you tell a lie enough times, a considerable amount of people will believe it, especially if the media leans towards the myth. A large majority of human beings are followers and rarely think independently. Similar to how otherwise rational & loving Germans followed Hitler's ignorance. Similar to how white doctors in the Southern United Sates, performed painful & inhumane procedures on screaming slaves. They did not use any anesthesia, because they were told that Black people didn't feel pain. So a well-educated doctor throws common sense and years of training out the window, because of what he was told as a child.

This is one of the reason why the masking you mentioned take place. Which is sad because, if it wasn't for their African ancestors persevering and surviving very grim circumstances, most Puerto Ricans would not be here today. No great-grandmother is better than the other.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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Its a legacy from the colonial days, when the myth of white superiority was used to conquer the Taino people and enslave the Africans. In order for slavery to be profitable Christian slave-masters had to treat their slaves inhumanely. To justify an inhumane system ran by Christians, Africans had to become unhuman. Therefore, the Africans were at the bottom of the caste system. It was a way of waiving responsibility, moral and religious decency. As a Christian wouldn't dare treat another human being so horrible. So you then had the African inferiority myth told and retold again and you can see some traces of this still today.

If you tell a lie enough times, a considerable amount of people will believe it, especially if the media leans towards the myth. A large majority of human beings are followers and rarely think independently. Similar to how otherwise rational & loving Germans followed Hitler's ignorance. Similar to how white doctors in the Southern United Sates, performed painful & inhumane procedures on screaming slaves. They did not use any anesthesia, because they were told that Black people didn't feel pain. So a well-educated doctor throws common sense and years of training out the window, because of what he was told as a child.

This is one of the reason why the masking you mentioned take place. Which is sad because, if it wasn't for their African ancestors persevering and surviving very grim circumstances, most Puerto Ricans would not be here today. No great-grandmother is better than the other.
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The "Cedula de Gracias", or "whitening" of the country, which including the sterilization of black and mulatta women was a despicable act. Puerto Rico in it's true form would be more like the DR, had it not been for that.
It's difficult if not impossible to view history accurately/truthfully with an Afrocentric agenda. Manipulating historical fact for effect is called revisionist history, when "facts" are created, that is called something else.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrocentrism
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