Posted January 23, 2012 at 1:20pm in Garifuna Indigenous Caribbean Central America identity Black Indians
It is impossible to say to which human family we belong. The larger part of the Native population has disappeared, Europeans have mixed with Indians and the Negroes, and Negroes have mixed with the Indians. We were all born of one mother America, though our fathers had different origins, and we all have differently colored skins. This dissimilarity is of the greatest significance.
— Simon Bolivar at the Congress of Angostura in 1819.(via Black Indians by William Loren Katz)
Posted November 16, 2011 at 1:29pm in the americas native americans american indians black indians william loren katz identity identity politics simon blivar readings
If you know I have a history, you will respect me,” a Black Indian student told a conference of New York teachers two decades ago. Her words still ring true. Those who assume that a people have no history worth mentioning are likely to believe they have no humanity worth defending. An historical legacy strengthens a country and its people. Denying a people’s heritage questions their legitimacy.
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