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The post I am Latino. And Black popped up in my email, and I can relate. Rosa Clemente also dropped some knowledge that I had to share, because it is history that I am not yet completely familiar with as of yet.

“The Atlantic slave trade brought Africans to Puerto Rico in the early 1500s. Some of the first slave rebellions took place on the island of Puerto Rico. Until 1846, Africanos on the island had to carry a libreta to move around the island, like the passbook system in apartheid South Africa. In Puerto Rico, you will find large communities of descendants of the Yoruba, Bambara, Wolof and Mandingo people. Puerto Rican culture is inherently African culture. There are hundreds of books that will inform you, but I do not need to read book after book to legitimize this thesis. All I need to do is go to Puerto Rico and look all around me.”

Read the entire post here: I am Latino. And Black

Puerto Rican: I am Latino. And Black
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