I used to think black people.......

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  1. Kassokilleri2ff

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    Spoke Spanish.

    I am half Dominican. I did not know that really until I was maybe 14 or so. Thats when I realized I was from a more Hispanic background. Although 98% of dominicans are indeed black, in their culture they are extremely racist and hate black people. They don't consider themselves black whatsoever.

    Anyways, I thought I would share that with you because its pretty funny I think. Half of my family looks black. For the longest time I simply thought black people spoke spanish!

    I personally don't speak spanish, I never learned it unfortunately.
     
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    I think your claims that Dominicans are racist & hate black people is a bit of a wild generalisation...

    Especially as u dont even live there to judge.
     
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    I used to think black people...
    There are black people who speak Spanish. Speak Portuguese. Speak Afrikaans. Speak French. Speak Italian. Speak German. Speak Egyptian. Speak Arabic. Speak English, too. Some even do sign language. Some are great at body language. Maybe some other languages, as well.:biggrin1:
     
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    Lol, maybe you should read up on it then. I'm talking about those who grew up and live in the dominican republic that is. All you have to do is some research on it. About political movements and social reforms that have gone on in the country.


    You know what I mean! At least I hope you do.
     
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    14 is a little old to not have met black Americans and ask them if they speak Spanish.
     
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    I don't hate black people =]
     
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    All I have to do? All I have to do?!! :mad:

    Sweety, Ive got scarfs to knit, toenails to clip & eyebrows to shape. Do u think its easy plucking these slugs into perfect symmetry?

    The history of the Dominican Republic will have to wait..

    Huh!

    now, where's my tweezers...:cool:
     
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    There are a number of Blacks who have Spanish as their first language. I think it's awesome. It's just too bad that the disease of race based self-hatred afflicts so many of us who have African ancestry.

    Unfortunately racism does exists in the Dominican and other places in the Caribbean such as Haiti, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. Despite the high percentage of people of African descent, many of them have other racial backgrounds (Caucasian and Hispanic) and have families with children who appear more African or Caucasian. As a result many, just like those of African descent in the U.S., place more value on those who have Caucasian features.
     
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    Damn joybunny, its galleries like yours that make me wanna put mine back up
     
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    it doesn't necessarily have for do with race, but when i was a kid...

    i used for think uncle ben and aunt jemimah were one family haha
     
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    LOL!
     
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    Thanks cutie and Happy New Year!
     
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    Your post reminds me of a story. An Italian girl I used to work with once said that the first time her grandmother saw a black person in Italy she thought it was a burned person.

    Then again I've seen suntanned Italians that do not look caucasian.
     
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    Maybe it was actually a burned person.. :confused:

    Were there flames near by?
     
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    Pfft. Everyone knows there's no such thing as "black people". They are a myth invented by the liberal media back in the 1950s.
     
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    When my brother and I were little boys my brother saw a black man and he thought he was a chocolate man, and my mother explained that there is white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate but they were all the same except for the color. I've never forgotten that.
     
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    All quite delicious!
     
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    Most delicious of all are the chocolate bunnies :wink:
     
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    Its not that I never met black people until that time. Its not like at school i just asked every black kid if they spoke spanish or not. I didn't realize that black people as a whole did not speak spanish until i moved to new york in an area with all black people. I learned there that no...they don't speak spanish lol.

    Also thats a dumb thing to say. I know a lot of people who in certain parts of america never saw a black person until thier teenage years or even until they joined the military. Some guys never saw a black guy until is was one screaming in thier face to do pushups faster. So its not unheard of that people have not been exposed to every race out there.
     
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    your mom sounds cool...:wink:
     
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