the ethnical commonality.

Will Rosenberg - September 7 2008, 11:53 AM

THE ETHNICAL COMMONALITY OF PEOPLE OF THE CENTRAL & LATIN-AMERICAS IS WHAT?

By Wilgëens "AfroLatino" Rosenberg.

Most Latin-Americans and even Haitian you do not even know what the ethnicity of a Haitian is. Due to extreme racial profiling, resentments and discrimination among many other racist reasons, some have chosen for certain groups what they feel is appropriate given their biases.

Furthermore, because of the personal deep rooted views and opinion of some people of others as to what they think the Ethnicity of what certain groups are, perhaps all of that have as factors have something to do or is due to lack of education and knowledgeable historical facts.

The Ethnicity of someone is not based solemnly that person's race, skin color or features and characteristic attributes or because that someone is a descendant of a certain human race. Being descendant of a human race or background does not make it your ethnicity.

Ethnicity, race, background and nationality are not all the same things.

They each have their own definitions for a reason.

Look each of them up to get a better sense and comprehension of what each of them means individually.

By the way, simply saying Haitian is not a race, or ethnicity either.

When you say Haitian, you are only referring to what your Nationality is as to specify directly which Independent Sovereign Country of which you are from.

For example, stating on a piece of paper that you are Cubans, Dominican, Haitian, Jamaican, Puerto Ricans, or anywhere in the Central Latin-Americas is only what one may call or say is a "Demonym" thus a Nationality, therefore not a race, or ethnicity and here are the definitions of these terms:

ETHNICITY: The fact or state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition.

RACE: Each of the major divisions of humankind, having distinct physical characteristics...

BACKGROUND: A person's education, experience, social circumstances...

(Which may also include one's ancestral, historical and genetical make up).

NATIONALITY: The status of belonging to a particular nation.

Which has brought me to this point of asking both Haitians and Dominicans on here on this site to tell me honestly about what ethnicity group or category do all the people from Central & Latin-Americas actually fall under and in this case and principally the Haitians and do you know all the Latin-Americans Countries?

If so, please without any biased exceptions, name them.

This is a simple question many people in the Central Latin-Americas do not know the answer to...

Many of them often think that stating their nationality on a piece of paper is what their ethnicity is. Wrong! Thus if you have some kind of geographical and historical education or knowledge on what the word ethnicity is and means, what would you say the ethnicity of the Habitants of the Central & Latin-Americas really is?

Before I respond with my answer, I ask you all to try to reply to this thread and explain at least in a well thought out paragraph about what you think the ethnicity of the people of Central & Latin-Americas is and why and please consider as exception those territories they have already deemed to be Anglo Saxon which are not part of the Latin derivatives nations.

P.S: Furthermore, please I ask that you all do the effort to proofread your responses for spelling, improper grammar and try your best to be as articulate as possible in expressing your views as well as provide us with good working links to back up your opinions, statements and more.

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