Alex Rodriguez

by ethnic on November 6, 2009

Alex Rodriguez Signs Copies of His New Book Out of The Ballpark

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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

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, 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 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


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:

tom joyner is 66% black

Tom Joyner bright :×642.jpg

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

Tom dark:

Alicia dark:

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