The Spanish brought much diversity to the land as well as the mixture of people of Spanish blood and the native Amerindian people of the Dominican Republic. The people of the Dominican Republic do not identify with certain racial constructs like we do here in the United States. This is extremely evident in those who originated in the Dominican Republic and have moved to the United States. “Second generation Dominican high school students in Providence, Rhode Island do not identity their race in terms of black or white, but rather in terms of ethnolinguistic identity, as Dominican/Spanish/Hispanic” (Bailey 677). In the Dominican Republic, skin color is not as prevalent for determining racial identity, but language is.
Rastafarian Religion When most people hear the word “Rastafarian” or “Rasta” or anything dealing with Jamaica, they think of dreadlocks, smoking marijuana and reggae music, or they ask, “What’s that,” but what most people don’t realize is that it is more than a religion, it is a way of life: with it’s own beliefs, concepts, and ideology. I will talk about Rastafarian religion and how it got started, what they believe in, and the look and sound of the culture, and how they influence others. Compared to other religions like Catholicism or Buddhism, Rastafarians do not have a governing body telling them what to do, like the Pope for Catholics and the Dali Lama to Buddhists. They have spiritual guides that manifest themselves such as Marcus Garvey, who was an influential black spokesman and founder of the “back-to-Africa” movement. He proclaimed one day to, “Look to Africa for the crowning of a black king, he shall be the redeemer” (The Rastafarians: Sounds of Cultural Dissonance).
Nicholas Quiroga 1/29/14 Segregation and Discrimination Experiences There are not many experiences per say that Nicholas Quiroga has gone thru in his life that could be called discriminative or segregate experiences but as any foreigner in a country that is not his and where he is the minority it has happened. In this composition we will touch on that topic and how it has happened to other people Also we will touch on what historical factors or cultural influence from previous generations influenced segregation and discrimination of social groups in America. To begin we would like to talk about a few times in the life of Nicholas Quiorga where he has felt discriminated or segregated. It could be said that he does not get discriminated as much because of the area he lives in now which is called Weston. In that area most of the people are from countries from South America just like Nicholas so he kind of fits right in and he isn’t the minority.
Caribbean Latinos are of mixed ancestry, their heritage a genetic combination of the native peoples of the islands (such as the Tainos, the people who used to be called the Carib) along with genetic inheritance from African peoples as well as those of European peoples. There is no single mixture of races that defines the Caribbean Latino like the Puerto Rican The fact that can be seen in the different phenotypes that arise from different genotypes. Caribbean Latinos can look very different from each other: They range in skin color from almost typically Caucasian to as dark in skin tone as those African-Americans who genetics hold little chromosomal material from any place but Africa. Caribbean Latinos are very different from what Americans are likely to think of as “normal” Latinos, those whose primary cultural links are to Central and South American main
Reggae's origins are in traditional African and Caribbean music, American rhythm and blues, and in Jamaican ska and rock steady (Scaruffi, Piero). Lyrics sung in a Jamaican dialect and often about local people and events. Music is in a slow 4/4 time with accents on the second and fourth beat. Harmonies are limited to a few chords, which are repeated many times in the same sequence. Like other genres such as Hip Hop, R&B, Rap, and Pop; Reggae has grown in many ways.
African Americans could still be treated like slaves and not treated like human beings. America would still be a very segregated place. Freedom Summer was a very dark time in American history but all in all, America has turned out pretty good. It’s no doubt that America was not the most favorable place during this time period for most,
People also tend to live with people of their own culture. This makes it more comfortable for them to live in America but fails to integrate people of different cultures. This resembles more of a salad than a melting pot of culture. People initially see people based on color, ethnicity and on how they
Rastafarianism and Rap Music The Rastafari movement is a "messianic religio-political movement" that began in the Jamaican slums in the 1920s and 30s. The most famous Rastafari is Bob Marley, whose reggae music gained the Jamaican movement international recognition. There is significant variation within the Rastafari movement and no formal organization. Some Rastafarians see Rasta more as a way of life than a religion. But uniting the diverse movement is belief in the divinity and/or messiahship of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I, the influence of Jamaican culture, resistance of oppression, and pride in African heritage.
For example, this resulted in religions such as Spiritual Baptists, Shango and Voodoo. Finally, post emancipation east Indians, Chinese, Javanese and Madeirans migrated to the Caribbean on contracts to work for the Europeans, and after the contracts many of them remained and retained their culture forming Plural Societies in territories such as Trinidad and Jamaica to a lesser
INTRODUCTION Rastafari is a cultural, religious movement that began in Jamaica in the 1930s. Its adherents are known as Rastafarians, Rastas or Dreads. Cosmologically loaded goods and behaviors are consumed by Rastafarians through an ideology that is informed by Biblical scripture and Ethiopian history. Using the concept of "extended self" (Belk 1988), the Rastas have borrowed cultural practices and symbols from history to identify with the Rastafari movement. This visible expression of a Rasta culture has contributed to various lifestyles that evolved among the informants to help them manipulate their fortunes during a time of great social and economic change in Jamaica.