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Why some people don't think that Puerto Rican's have Black blood in them?


I just watched a PBS documentary about Latinos and their African roots, and after learning about all the caribbean places and their African influence. Puerto Rico was no where to be found. Someone commented that and I quote: " Someone should explain that to Puerto Ricans, they think they are Black,they are not."I was confused. Even though all races, why no one can see it.

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    manatita44 2 years ago

    I agree with Island Bites totally. The bit in your question about 'black blood' is, well ... I know what you mean but their blood is not black. Just the way you express this, I guess.


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Kathleen Bona (Kat-martin) says

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    Marquis 3 years ago

    Prove it or just hear say?

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    mintinfo 3 years ago

    Some would like to romantesize and gloss history over like Hollywood movies with Errol Flynn. The truth is most natives were raped and killed by european explorers. My purpose in life is to make sure that my children never forgrt their anchestry.


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    Anan Celeste (ananceleste) 3 years ago

    I completely agree. But for some reason,some people wants to sweep that fact under the rug. Even "educated people" try to dismiss the obvious.Is sad that in 2013 such debates take place.


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    qtmommy 20 months ago

    I know that's right. I read where one young lady said she knows she doesn't have black ancestry because she has natural red hair and light eyes lol. There's no way anyone is pure on the small island of Puerto Rico. Nothing is wrong with black ancest


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    Anan Celeste (ananceleste) 3 years ago

    When I lived in PR, this was never an issue. When I moved to the continental US, all of the sudden I had 5 different labels that according to others, Puerto Ricans fall into. At the same time not fitting anywhere. Specially here in CA.


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    Anan Celeste (ananceleste) 3 years ago

    That is what I told an African American lady and she said that all African blood is so mixed that it does not count. Pointing out to my daughter (that looks white)," You are gonna tell me that she is Black? Please." I don't get it.


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