Alex Rodriguez

by ethnic on November 6, 2009

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Birth Name: Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 27, 1975

Ethnicity: Dominican Republic

Alex Rodriguez is an American professional baseball player. His parents are Dominican. He was born in the United States, but spent some time in the Dominican Republic in his youth. He is able to speak Spanish as well as English.

The majority of Dominicans, about 73 percent, are multiracial, while the remainder are of majority African or European descent. Rodriguez appears to be of mixed heritage, which would mean he possibly has African, European, and Native Taino heritage.

In a 2005 article on ESPNdeportes.com, Alex stated, “I am going to play for the Dominican Republic, and I am going to make the Dominicans feel proud,” in the lead up to the first World Baseball Classic.

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midori29 March 10, 2017 at 9:51 am

The problem and issue with the Dominican Republic is their definition of “multi-racial” this can apply to ANY group of African descendants outside of Africa. We are ALL as black people “multiracial”. And how is multiracial really applied?? If someone is 85% African 5% Indian and 10% European do you consider that person “multiracial”? Most people would see a black person at these percentages. So thats why the Dominican Republic is basically a BLACK island. My half white and half black nephew and cousin look ALOT more mixed than Alex Rodriguez and look alot more European but they would be considered black as they speak English . Alex Rodriguez just gets a pass as some uneducated people actually believe “latino” is a real race.

Samiiraa April 29, 2017 at 5:56 am

The comparison isn’t a good one. Latin America is more mixed than Anglo-Saxon America because first of all, the English people were very hostile to mixing with the Natives and Africans while the Spaniards, Portuguese and even the French weren’t. Interracial marriage wasn’t banned unlike in the US.

Also, Latin American countries such as the DR, experienced recent waves of immigration from Europe.

The average black American have more African dna than the average Dominican, that’s a fact. Rodriguez is probably 60% Euro and 45% African and 5% Taino.

Your nephew and cousin look more Euro because they probably are. Since the average black American is 20% to 15% Euro, your relatives are more European, that’s just simple logic.

fuzzybear44 April 29, 2017 at 1:33 pm

@Samiiraa

There’s a lot you don’t know about the U.S history

Quote(Latin America is more mixed than Anglo-Saxon America because first of all, the English people were very hostile to mixing with the Natives and Africans while the Spaniards, Portuguese and even the French weren’t. Interracial marriage wasn’t banned unlike in the US. )

1. First, while I do agree that Latin America is more mixed than the U.S., the other part of your comment is nonsense.
Where do you think the majority of European bloodlines in the African American people come from? I can’t recall a Euro group that came to the U.S that didn’t mess with the Black people in the states. Irish British, German, Scottish. Russian, Italian. Dutch etc, all mess around with the black people here.

2. The English were not very hostile to mixing with the Natives and Africans, They were more than happy to do the horizontal mambo. Yes they made up laws to try and stop the mixing, but that was because they didn’t like the fact that their (white women ), were mixing with the black men. However even that change, and for a good time encouraged the mixing to get more slaves(since the child followed the mother into slavery), Then they changed their minds again White men in states like Massachusetts signed petitions stating that the government had no right to tell them who they could be with.
Quote:
Politicians like Garrison argued that the 1786 law banning these mixed marriages was “an invasion of one of the inalienable rights of man, namely, ‘the pursuit of happiness.'” To take away people’s choice of marriage partner was “utterly absurd and preposterous

Most of if not all White Politicians and white men period, of those days had black mistresses ,slaves or whatever. When they saw there was no stopping it, they asked for it to be conducted discreetly. However like I said, when it came to (Black men and White women) , that was the problem

You have a lot of famous white men with their black mistresses
Richard Mentor Johnson and Mary Chinn. whom he had no intention about being discreet.John Hemphill and his slave Sabina, are just a couple of examples

Places like Montana and Wyoming in the 1880’s were almost completely mixed race families. A lot of the black/white families moved there

midori29 March 10, 2017 at 8:26 am

@YET7, I meant typo “google” search Dominicans

madman March 4, 2017 at 12:44 pm

Dominican Republic instead of Dominican?

follers March 4, 2017 at 3:22 pm

I’m trying to distinguish the Dominican Republic from Dominica.

midori29 November 2, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Dominicans are very black. They look like African Americans to me. Most do not look as mixed as Alex Rodriguez. Most Dominicans are the Africans brought to the islands mixed with Spain. But they look majority African in dna. I traveled all over the Dominican Republic, they are not that mixed.

Samiiraa January 10, 2017 at 7:11 pm

You are wrong. Most dominicans look and are 50/50, it has nothing to do with African Americans. This is what 50/5o look like. If other latinos like Alex Rodriguez or Dania Ramirez look lighter it’s because they are not 50/50 but more European. Like mixed African Americans like Alicia Keys, they look lighter because they are more white than black.

fuzzybear44 January 11, 2017 at 12:47 am

@Samiiraa

Quote( Most dominicans look and are 50/50)

I seriously doubt that, most people probably aren’t 50/50. I’ve looked at some Dominican DNA results, and their all over the place. Some are higher , while others are lower in Euro ancestry. Some are tri-ethnic.

Quote(Like mixed African Americans like Alicia Keys, they look lighter because they are more white than black)

Maybe, but that’s not always the case. There is no fixed coloration for a fgm or mgm. Sometimes it’s just traits that they inherit. You have people who are majority black who are every bit as bright as Alicia Keys. Lets compare

Alicia Keys bright:
http://i.huffpost.com/gen/984172/thumbs/o-ALICIA-KEYS-GRAMMYS-DRESS-2013-570.jpg?15

tom joyner is 66% black

Tom Joyner bright :
http://sheliagoss.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/TomBobbyCrop.jpg
http://www.eurweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/tom-joyner.jpg
http://straightfromthea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Tom-Joyner-12-e1449017683234-520×642.jpg

Like a lot of blacks here, They fluctuates in color :

Tom dark:
http://vhet337bl8816t3lw2ltlf5f.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/TomJoynerCrop_0.jpg

Alicia dark:
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/e7/4c/e9/e74ce9675a38b02b3454a33ab1136360.jpg

midori29 March 9, 2017 at 8:51 am

@Samiiraa actually Alicia Keys dad is a black Jamaican likely very dark not African American. Are you Dominican? When I went to the Dominican Republic I was shocked really that the island where I was especially in Punta Cana does not just say they are black period. I saw people there blacker than midnight. They are in serious denial over there. There are more mixed looking blacks in Guyana, Trinidad and Jamaica than the Dominican Republic . More people need to travel and stop stereotyping Latinos as non black. Belize is a very black country too. This whole Latin and Latino designation just clouds the fact that the Dominican Republic is in actuality a very black island. Many of the Dominicans where saying my Guyanese relatives looked just like them and my Guyanese relatives consider themselves black people.

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