Rosa Clemente: I am Latino. And Black

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AT 1NE DROP, ROSA CLEMENTE REMINDS THAT LATIN AMERICA IS PART OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

Yesterday, an interesting thing happened to me.

I was told I am not Black. The kicker for me was when my friend stated that the island of Puerto Rico was not a part of the African Diaspora. I wanted to go back to the old school playground days and yell: “You said what about my momma?!” But after speaking to several friends, I found out that many Black Americans and Latinos agree with him. The miseducation of the Negro is still in effect! I am so tired of having to prove to others that I am Black, that my peoples are from the Motherland, that Puerto Rico, along with Cuba, Panama and the Dominican Republic, are part of the African Diaspora.

Did we forget that the slave ships dropped off our people all over…

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