Great article that looks at the immigration and influence of black immigrants in the US. The most interesting part is that the Dominican Republic is listed as a major site for the emigration of black immigrants. I wonder if the participants self-reported their race because then that provides better insight to how Dominicans see themselves […]
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Yesterday Septermber 29, David Cameron arrived in Jamaica on his first visit to the Caribbean as Prime Minister. The prior night (28th) I attended the People of African Descent Summit where the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and Grenadines gave a wonderful speech about the movement to make Europe pay for indigenous genocide and African […]
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Currently reading the book God Loves Haiti, and the fictional President is recounting a story about when he was child and another boy teased him calling him a Dominican spy. The President’s father responded by saying: “Did you punch him and tell him that Dominicans and Haitians don’t exist? It’s one damn island, one country […]
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So I am currently reading a lot of historical works that discuss the emergence of the banana industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when it occurred to me that the humble banana is an example of cultural appropriation. Yesterday April 16th, young actress Amandla Stenberg, the girl who played Rue in the […]
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Legacy of Slavery Still Monumental The reparations movement in the Caribbean has lessons for blacks in the U.S.
I think this is a logical request considering how these European empires were able to become wealthy off of Slavery and colonialism but then left their former colonies to fail by removing all of the economic support in search of cheaper labor and products.
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