Michelle Rodriguez

by ethnic on April 19, 2009

Birth Name: Mayte Michelle Rodriguez

Place of Birth: Bell, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 12, 1978

Ethnicity:
*Puerto Rican (father)
*Dominican Republic (mother)

Michelle Rodriguez is an American actress, DJ, and screenwriter. She is the daughter of Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, a native of the Dominican Republic, and Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, a Puerto Rican who served in the U.S. army. She has starred in the films The Fast and the Furious, Resident Evil, and S.W.A.T., among many others.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012) stated that Michelle’s genetic ancestry is:

*72.4% European
*21.3% African
*6.3% Native American

Michelle’s paternal grandfather was Juan Valerio Rodríguez González (the son of Zenón Rodríguez Vargas and Pilar González Cruz). Zenón was the son of Reyes Rodríguez and María Josefa Vargas López. Pilar was the daughter of Francisco González and Josefa Cruz Camacho.

Michelle’s paternal grandmother is the daughter of Juan Santiago Rodríguez and Juana Santiago Santiago. Michelle’s great-grandfather Juan was the son of Juan Santiago Pérez and Juana Rodríguez Vargas; Juana was the sister of Michelle’s great-grandfather Zenón Rodríguez Vargas, making Michelle’s paternal grandparents first cousins, once removed. Michelle’s great-grandmother Juana Santiago Santiago was the daughter of Loreto Santiago Rivera and María Higinia Santiago López.

Michelle’s maternal grandparents were Alfredo Pared (the son of Victoria Pared) and Sarah Espinal (the daughter of Hilario Piña Batista and Raymunda Espinal).

photo by Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

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Multiethnicchick May 7, 2017 at 11:35 am

Wow most people on this thread are really dumb and ignorant. First of all 25% would make someone a quadroon 21% is not equal to 25%. She’s just a smidgen over 1/5 black. Now of course she doesn’t look black. According to her admixture, neither of her parents are black. Chris Rock is 20% white and he doesn’t look white. The average latino has some African ancestry. This isn’t unusual. People quoting the one drop rule are either uninformed or racist. That rule shouldn’t be applied to anything since it was made up by racist supremacist. Zoe Saldana is not black latino, she is mixed latino. there are actual black latinos who are over 80% black. Zoe Saldana is likely no more than 55% black african.

Michelle Rodriguez is about as mixed as Jessica Alba who is only 1/4 native. While she could call herself mixed with over 25% admixture, she is mostly white.

Multiethnicchick May 7, 2017 at 11:37 am

wouldn’t*

midori29 June 8, 2017 at 3:54 pm

@multiethnicchick, I disagree with you. Zoe Saldana looks about 75% or more black. She looks like a black woman and she has repeatedly told the media she is black. I dont know what youre seeing but she does not look 55%black.

Samiiraa July 6, 2017 at 1:01 pm

@midori29 She said a few months ago on Sway I guess, that she wasn’t neither black or anybother race and that she hated to be labeled. So no, she doesn’t identify as black and she doesn’t look 75% black. 75% black is like Angela Basset or Gabrielle Union. Zoe is probably 45% African (with North African so actually around 40% West African), 50% Euro and 5% taína. Look at her mother who is mostly white.
Stop claiming every mixed women, it looks pathetic and desperate.
, Zoe isn’t black.

http://cdn02.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/nye-saldana1/zoe-saldana-&-gabrielle-union-new-years-eve-countdown-in-miami-04.jpg

fuzzybear44 July 19, 2017 at 3:28 pm

@Samiiraa

I don’t know what she said on sway, but I have heard her say repeatedly that she was a black woman(in English and Spanish)

Samiiraa August 27, 2017 at 8:48 am

@fuzzybear44 I always watch her interviews and she is clear about the fact that she doesn’t want to be labeled but is proud of her Latin roots.
I believe you but she only said that to black media, and probably when she was only cast on AA movies.
“Black”, “white” these are American labels and these labels are a negation of reality. Zoe is mixed-race, that’s a fact.

fuzzybear44 August 28, 2017 at 12:35 am

@Samiiraa

Quote(I believe you but she only said that to black media, and probably when she was only cast on AA movies)

No she was talking to the Dominican press, in the DR. She clearly stated that she hated that they continuously ask her the same questions over and over. She says she’s a black woman, and they tell her no you’re just dark skin. Saying Zoe is mixed race, is no different than me being of multiethnic lineage . Neither one of us or pretty much anyone over here is a FGM

xoxo November 26, 2015 at 1:01 am

Her and Zac Efron looked good together, they shouldn’t have broken up.

lelo4 October 19, 2015 at 6:26 pm

African is obvious. Quadroon.

M July 27, 2015 at 5:32 pm

This bitch seemed disappointed when she found out she had some Black ancestry. She’s ugly and looks like man anyway, it’s not like Black people are quick to claim her ass.

cwm85 October 20, 2015 at 6:39 am

Actually she thought is was cool. She is 21 percent African. She was disappointed she had so much European ancestry and little native. Its all on Gates book. Good read the book before you make up lies about her reaction, dumb ass!

Kimmel May 23, 2016 at 11:06 pm

Wasn’t that Jessica Alba?

LucarioCooper December 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm

M, you’re pathetic. Just pathetic.

cwm85 July 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm

She is mostly a Spanish woman. Her African mixture tho significant isn’t enough for her to appear one parent is african. In fact her family was ashamed pf african heritage according to her.

mermaid_ May 28, 2015 at 1:19 am

Latinas are beautiful

Jello April 29, 2015 at 4:17 pm

She is born in the United States, which will make her black Hispanic according to the one drop rule and she has 21% of that drop. Most Dominicans are multiracial, but considered black Hispanics in the U.S.

M June 6, 2015 at 12:48 am

She looks nothing like a black person though. Most people in America see her as a Latina. She’s not like Zoe Saldana, people consider her a black Latina.

Multiethnicchick April 13, 2015 at 11:40 am

Wow people on here are stupid. 21% black isn’t that much. It’s not even technically one black grand parents

Girll April 14, 2015 at 12:56 am

Who is stupid? And well, she isn’t seen as white. Her African blood may be smaller but it’s obvious she isn’t full European.

jaimarai April 15, 2015 at 6:12 pm

More than likely her mother is probably half black and that’s where she get the 21% Black.

midori29 June 8, 2017 at 3:57 pm

Yes her mom would half to be half black for her to get nearly 1/4th black thats high.

thomas1987 April 30, 2015 at 3:24 am

Would you people say she is a castiza?
Castizas were considered white in colonial times.

loiro February 24, 2016 at 5:51 am

no, they weren’t.. they were considered castizo LOL hence the term.. if a castizo married a white person, their kids could be considered white though

midori29 June 8, 2017 at 3:56 pm

@multiethnichick you seem to have alot of issues and racism towards black people.

SpaniardIam April 4, 2015 at 9:33 am

She is mostly one spaniard girl with some blood Afro-Caribbean. She is beautiful anyway.

Capricious April 4, 2015 at 1:44 am

Very mestizo looking.

And since when is Puerto Rican an ethnicity?

Girll April 4, 2015 at 5:29 pm

She is mostly European with some African. The Amerindian heritage is very insignificant.

Capricious April 5, 2015 at 5:15 am

She is definitely more Amerindian/Mestizo than African.

I don’t see any African in her.

Girll April 5, 2015 at 5:26 am

She got a dna test(?) done and she is more African than Amerindian(72% European, 20% African, and 6% Native American)
Some Latin American people who are mostly European can be mistaken as mestizos if their African heritage isn’t too obvious in phenotype.

loiro February 24, 2016 at 5:54 am

Her African ancestry is clear lol… you might be thinking she looks Mestizo because of her Iberian ancestry.. remember her European ancestry is most likely that. So you associate Mestizos with Iberian ancestry as well and that’s why you think she looks Mestizo, but her African ancestry is way more obvious..

thomas1987 November 28, 2014 at 4:00 am

i just watched finding your roots
she is 72% european 20% african and 6% native american
i could see all of that in her

Pedroo July 29, 2014 at 12:30 pm

She look part Native American.

Jello July 20, 2014 at 2:57 pm

She is a black Hispanic, that identifies herself as a half Puerto Rican and half Dominican.
Caribbean Latinos identify themselves by their nationalities not their race. Is a cultural thing brought to the United States and despite the racism, it is still how they identify themselves, not black or white or Indian.

sarahle September 13, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Rodriguez is 72 percent European, 21 percent black and 6 percent NATIVE AMERICAN

queenbee October 27, 2014 at 7:08 am

Go Michelle!! Welcome! I see at least 21% (according to the above stats) are of the FIRST PEOPLE–welcome to the blood! LOL

WTF November 28, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Lmfao dumbass bitch, she is not a black Hispanic. She’s a mixed Hispanic that is mixed with white (Spanish), black, and Native American. She looks multiracial, how tf you gonna say she looks black?

mariposita December 24, 2014 at 7:11 pm

I saw dna admixture testing results on her that said she was 60% black. None of them are 100% accurate. You have to test family members to get a more complete picture. And different sites could possibly give different results. Some tests will only give maternal or paternal dna. And this confuses people. I think people get too caught up on physical appearances. There would be no need for these tests if you could simply look at someone and see what they are. Physical appearance is based on probability BUT it is also random. I have family that are probably genetically “blacker” than Michelle, but appear far whiter.

sararuiz April 4, 2014 at 10:38 pm

interesting, Zoe Saldana is the same ethnicity, half Dominican half Puerto Rican and everyone is quick to point out that she is black, but Michelle Rodriguez who is the same thing has everyone saying “she aint black”, even though she said in an interview her mother is very dark skinned and this caused conflict between her families.

marjanel December 12, 2017 at 10:56 am

Zoe Saldaña and Michelle Rodriguez are “only” the same ethnicity in USA.But interesting you don’t say that Will Smith have the same ethnicity than Brad Pitt.Zoe and Michelle only have ancestors that are from the same country, they are not obviously the same level of black. Hispanic, latino, Puerto Rican and Dominican must not be considered ethnicities.If that is the case American and Anglophones must be too.Hispanic, latino is like Anglophone, about first language.Puerto Rican, Dominican and American are nationaties,people there have can different ethnicities.

eldiablo1313 January 16, 2014 at 2:11 pm

She doesn’t look like she has black in her. Looks mestiza.

Brigzzz98 January 19, 2014 at 12:15 am

The puerta ricans and dominicans are black mixed
Because of the slavery from the spanish

Rokai March 28, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Yep you’re wright they mated with the some of africans on those caribbean islands that’s why some of the spanish people from the islands appears mixed with some african and european features

queenbee October 27, 2014 at 7:10 am

Which may explain why a lot of Puerta Ricans have an affinity with black Americans and not so much an affinity with Mexicans and why of all the Latino people, blacks see Puerta Ricans as brothers and sisters and each often identify with the other–blood recognizes blood! (besides, most black Americans are also mixed with some % of European blood)

cdonorab October 27, 2014 at 7:54 am

Yes she does. Not alot, but in the first season of finding your roots they did an admixture test on her and she had a small amount of African ancestry from her mom’s Dominican side.

bree July 31, 2013 at 1:42 pm

if the U.S. census decided tomorrow that “Hispanic” is now a race nobody would be digging deeper into Hispanic peoples background. When a person says they are black they are black, if a person says they are irish they are irish, end of story but because no one gets that the majority of hispanics are mixed everyone has to say they are just white or just black based on how they look. One of my cousins came out with blond hair and blue eyes and her parents would be considered “afro latinos”. You can not determine what someone is just by looking at them.

Lea March 26, 2012 at 2:26 am

I read somewhere that she did a test and she was shocked to find out she was 73% European 23%African and 4% Native Indian.I think Dominican AND Puerto Rican people have a lot more white black mixes rather than Native and White mixes like Mexico etc

dna March 26, 2012 at 7:21 am

don’t let mexico and etc fool you,their black levels are just lower,(avg 3 to 8%) in mexicans.

Vicky07 May 25, 2012 at 7:41 am

You are very correct Lea.
I have never seen so many people(posters) who try so hard to distance themselves from African heritage. No one is saying she is black but she actually does have the following ancestral breakdown based on a study that SHE participated in.

Michele: 75 % European
19% African
6% Native American
Source:http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/may/18/finding-your-roots-henry-louis-gates-jr-michelle-r/

********Copy and paste in the browser for you African heritage deniers
the video speaks for itself

ggg March 10, 2012 at 11:32 am

what has to do mexico with this negro looking chick i know there are blacks in mexico but a very small numbers

Wouldn't you like to know! December 19, 2011 at 5:43 am

She doesn’t have Black in her blood! She doesn’t look Black whatsoever. What’s with Black people trying to claim everyone who looks “ethnic”. Jeeezzuuss people….. come on!

Mariposa January 2, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Are you asking a question, or making a statement? Because no one can make such a statement, not even she herself. No one knows their complete genetic make-up without dna admixture tests. Someone saying she MAY be of African descent is not the same as saying she’s black. Why do so many people that speak english very poor at comprehension? If they were one in the same, then many White Americans, and most Latin Americans would be Black. Many people in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic acknowledge African ancestry but don’t call themselves black.

--0 January 7, 2012 at 5:48 am

I have black ancestry and I have the same skin color -_-
So stfu.

Vicky07 May 25, 2012 at 7:43 am

Simple one,
yes she does!

No one is saying she is black but she actually does have the following ancestral breakdown based on a study that SHE participated in.

Michele: 75 % European
19% African
6% Native American
Source:http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/may/18/finding-your-roots-henry-louis-gates-jr-michelle-r/

********Copy and paste in the browser for you African heritage deniers
the video speaks for itself

anakaterina October 13, 2013 at 1:47 pm

You’re retarded. You don’t have to look black in order to have black blood in you

exotiq July 9, 2014 at 6:58 am

“Wouldn’t you like to know!” ….I know what you mean…Even though the “One Drop Rule” is no longer valid, nor is it no longer legal in any US state any longer, people, especially blacks, love to continue to adhere to it. And with Michelle having a small percentage of African DNA, it’s like all of a sudden, she’s supposed to be “African American” now! lol …That’s what Wikipedia has her listed as, if you can actually believe that crap! lol :)

…I’m certain there has to be black folks running that Wikipedia site, because instead of saying that she’s “of African descent” as in the same manner they describe every other race/cultural group of other Wikipedia notables, when it comes to anyone with any African DNA, they just call them “African Americans”…What’s that all about??! …Why don’t they classify other people with that same convoluted logic…such as instead of “of German descent” why don’t they just call them “German Americans”??? …etc. When it comes to ‘of African descent’ they’re just called “African Americans” because apparently, that’s all that matters to them!! lol :) …What? Is it about getting those “African American” numbers up or what??? lol :)

queenbee October 27, 2014 at 6:54 am

The “one drop rule” which was actually a series of laws enacted state by state and on the books since the late 1600s in some states and by the mid 1700s in almost all other states was not a black invention it was a white one.

The reason blacks adhere to the laws are that they never have been rescinded or appealed and often are used to differrentiate biracial offspring by white women from biracial offspring by black women even though the laws eventually OUTLAWED every person of mixed race from claiming on any level to be white. The idea was that even a drop of black or native American blood was enough to contaminate the purity of white blood.

Love Vs The State of Virginia only rescinded the laws of miscegenation but did NOTHING to change the one drop rule and until recently whites neither attempted to change the rule or cared. It was only when white mothers determined all the disadvantages for their off spring that they began to demand their white heritage also be acknowledged in children–prior to the 1970s when most biracial children were born to black women, this was not only ignored, it was not allowed.

The reason blacks adhere to this rule is this has been the LAW of the land since the 1600s. Whites act like descriptions of race or racial designation that they set up can be ignored or rewritten at a whim but curiously no one demands the laws be changed.

Because certain stars or persons are of mixed heritage and whites which to claim at least partial responsibility for their success (and rightly so) whites are not demanding equal recognition BUT blacks feel no need to change what for centuries was forced on them.

RAce is not a matter of convenience though whites have always behaved as if this is so. When convenient, whites redefine Hispanics to their benefit and relegate them back to being non white hispanics when negative press like crime stats or teen pregnancy is determined but include them in white race stats when things like fertility are examined.

By theh same token, whites seem to embrace biracials when they are famous or achievers and ignore or disavow the many biracial persons who are criminals (then the biracial people are black again)

This is not the first time whites have embraced the mixed progeny for their own purposes only to relegate all to being black when it suited them. During slavery and immediately afterwards , white males sought to distinguish bi racial women in order to still justify the right to have sex with them. Bi racial women were often sold into prostitution and were placed in brothels in New Orleans for white male use.

THIS is the history.When you see blacks claiming certain people it is not only due to their genetic make up but also due to a very unsavory but true fact: Most blacks with ancestry into slavery in the US are at least 20% or more European. Often, people with the same mother and father look different with some being very pale skinned and others being very dark–the whites would like to believe a lighter skin or facial features mean a person is mixed but that is not correct IF a mix is only 50% black and 50% white.

Obama’s mother had a great grandfather who was African American this means Obama is more than 50% black. Beyonce’s mother is no more Creole than the man in the moon. Both her parents and grand parents are light skinned blacks who mated with other light skinned blacks.

This happened often in black families– with the result that there may be no white person in Beyonce’s family before her great grand parents or great, great grand parents.

On the other hand, my mother was Madagascan and French on her mom’s side but her grandfather on her dad’s side was white–so what do I look like? Add to that my father was 35% Cherokee and he also had a Great, great grandfather who was white?

It makes me black. Before genetic testing, we just were .. black. My children are biracial. My sister was lighter than my own children with oriental eyes and black American features and very high cheekbones–she had silky , wavy hair–most whites would have thought her biracial–but she was not. On the other hand, I am the color of chocolate caramels and a solid brown but my hair is frizy but very long (to my waist) with the back being silky in deep coils–people say I have “good hair” but I am a good, milk ..

What is my genetic make up? I identify as black and will ALWAYS identify as black. I like being the ultimate rebels and underdog–I like knowing I am from the First people who made all other races– my daughters do not look black in fact out of 5 kids only one looks black at all–but that is no matter–we go by the rules

If whites are “tired of the one drop rule” and owning racial genetics is not a whim then maybe it is time to take out those laws and RESCIND Them instead of just Labelling people as a certain race so adopting, marrying, having sex with or identifying with them is more palatable. blacks do not keep the one drop rule alive–blacks are not in a position to rescind this rule and IF we were to go simply by genetic testing–be careful what you wish for–after all, all those light skinned (and some of the darker ones ) in prison which make up the so called “majority ‘ whites like to judge blacks by; might just have more white blood in them than black and how awkward it would be to have to own the demographic mostly in jail–especially for the group who likes to denigrate and judge others groups so harshy for individual gehavior

Anonymous October 27, 2011 at 12:14 am

I hate it when people make it big its all about black people I’m puerto rican and I’m not racist I have a black bf and my son is half black but damn y can’t she just be hispanic like it ain’t always about black people that’s not the only race in the world

Mariposa January 2, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Hispanic isn’t a race. It’s very likely she is of African descent. I don’t know that I can see it. But many “mixed” people look different in each picture and from different angles.

Ashley January 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Mariposa, I’ve seen quite a few of your comments across this site and I must say….very impressed. I will not assume your ethnicity by your name. What is your ethnicity if you don’t mind me asking? You are very knowledgeable and you don’t find many in the states who are intellectually inclined. You are correct in your statements. Hispanic/latino is not a race or ethnic group and they are simply mixed ethnic people. I was explaining something similar to an Anglo-American previously because he assumes all latinas/hispanics are “white”. I explained to him that “white” hispanics are mainly mixed people of Native American, German, Spanish, and/or Portuguese heritage. Correct me if I am wrong. I am not hispanic fyi. And that “black” hispanics are mainly of West African, Native American, Spanish, German, and/or Portuguese heritage. I am Louisiana Creole, father being of African, French, and Native American mix as well as Scottish all on his mother’s side. So it’s fairly close I’d say to how one can explain the hispanic/latino group.

anakaterina October 13, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Hispanic isn’t a race omg. And if you’re Puerto Rican you probably have African ancestry…

queenbee October 27, 2014 at 7:06 am

How interesting, most Puerto Ricans vehemently do NOT want to be perceived as Hispanic at all but instead are Latinas–but you are different. No one said it is all about blacks but understand the laws that make up the “one drop rules” have never been rescinded. they are still on the books and can be enforced at any time. Blacks have NEVER been allowed to decide who was black or not black–whites did that–That whites wish to change the game in the middle to lay claim to people famous is disingenous –blacks do not think racial identity is all about them.

Consider that 60 years ago Whites decided to not call Indians Red Men or Asians yellow men because calling them by a color was derogatory but “blacks” were called “blacks” not by their actual color but because whites wished to name themselves as one color and depcit blacks as the direct opposite.

Blacks are the only group which has a problem establishing their identity. When they do so, people are upset–they are also upset with blacks having a pageant or radio or tv station even though their are numerour hispanic and Indian and Asian pageants and media outlets including newspapers and racial organizations.

In other words, people love to depict blacks a certain way and complain about them and are outraged if blacks attempt any level of self awareness and identity.

Centuries ago, whites dictated that anyone with even a drop of black blood could NOT be white–blacks did not make up this rule–they just lived under it–the white dictates were codified into laws that have NEVER been rescinded–so blacks have been made to absorb every mixture that was discernible regardless of the racial composition.

Now you think blacks should change that and many whites with biracial children also think so. Change the laws. Either repeal the laws concerning racial compositon or live under them–don’t just sidestep because you want it to suit you and the LAWs in each state say that a person has to be at least 4 generations removed from African ancestry with no interaction with blacks in order to be able to call themselves white.

I am supposing you did not know this nor did you know that when blacks claim mixed persons it is not by their own decree but by US decree–laws enacted by whites and never repealed by whites.

Zombiee July 14, 2011 at 5:12 pm

“Woaw” u are a dumb ignorant piece of sh!t. There are blacks in mexico. Slaves were brought to mexico long before the US. Most dwell in the southern coast of mexico. On top of that the very first knowned people of the americas were the Olmecs. The olmecs were of negro decent, and that was said to be true by researchers in mexico. So learn some facts. And I am mexican myself, and I know my true history and heritage.

Rip June 9, 2017 at 1:13 am

Lol, the Olmecs were not Black, they were Native. That’s only Afrocentric nonsense that’s insulting to true Native people.

gurl May 31, 2011 at 10:00 am

i hate it when black people try to claim people who may be mixed with the black genes as their own. maybe i am not going to have kids with a black guy after all since its only going to be black and my precious genes will have dissapeared anyway.

Negro May 31, 2011 at 8:29 am

Facts for the persons saying Mexico has no blacks: Tens of thousands west african slaves were brought to Mexico by the spaniards and tens of thousands black slaves from the US crossed the mexican borders to escape because Mexico abolished slavery before the USA. N***a please.

Irene Garcia Perez March 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Come on peoples, she’s so bad she’s cool. She doesn’t bow down 2 Hollywood. who cares if she’s puerto rican, dominican, black or purple. My grandkids are mixed w/ puertorican, black, mexican, irish & native american. Yes that mix makes 4 some beautiful kids. It’s all in the mix brothers & sisters. Much love!

Mariposa January 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Are you my grandma? Joking! Your grandkids sound like me!

anakaterina October 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm

You mixing nationalities(Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Irish) with race native American and black. You can be black and still be Puerto Rican infact many Puerto Ricans have African ancestry. And you can be Mexican and be native American. There are many Mexican Natives. Sounds like you grand kids are only mixed with white, black, and native.

Woaw October 12, 2010 at 10:42 pm

Ok I go to Mexico all the time and there are no black people. So I’m offended by fuzzybear saying Mexico has some black people cause they clearly don’t. We have every culture but black.

fuzzybear October 13, 2010 at 12:16 am

To woaw

Yet another one,look it’s called assimilation .Certain traits disappear in favor of others.Ok I’m not going to write all that stuff again.Go to eva longoria and read all the stuff I left there,just look for my name.Now if you still don’t believe after all that,I don’t know what to tell you

hapa kamoa/pukiki/haolii October 14, 2010 at 1:21 pm

you might aswell call every one black then, if I keep reading you saying that almost everyone is black or has some.But still its what they most identify with right.I mean you black people have mix too,so it goes the same with other ethic,but I guess its whatever is dominent,so that makes everyone mix.

fuzzybear October 14, 2010 at 5:30 pm

To hapa

It’s not that I’m calling everyone black,because that’s clearly not true.All I’m saying is,if Africa is the source,then that means everyone has that heritage.Now whether it be 1000’s of years,or last week,it’s there.It’s everybody else that freaks out and starts crying I’m not black,your lying.Then you have cultures where the recent black blood has been assimulated into the group,and no traits can be seen.Also since everyone has been taught that black or African people come one way,and no one because what they’ve been taught,and the evil way people with any kind of visible black heritage are treated,no one wants to claim any black heritage.I’ve shown tricks they do to cover-up black heritage,like saying they’re jewish.Oh yes yes we black people have mixed to,lol.However that shows even more that except for what we look like on the outside,were the same on the inside,if we weren’t we couldn’t do that .

hapa kamoa/pukiki/haolii October 15, 2010 at 10:38 am

you like being the kno it all huh? basically when I said that black people have mix in them,its because when you said that all these other races having black in them,I’m saying that well black people have mix in them too.It might be true that other people wouldn’t want black in them,but there other people who do,to me I remember when I was little I wanted to be black and other races,but I like what I am now so yeah,not saying that I didn’t want to be myself but that it would of been cool or whatever to have all these races and stuff and be apart of it all.

--- June 20, 2011 at 9:14 am

just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there. there are traits that are probably in you that you have no idea about and with mexico being as big as it it i’m sure you haven’t been in every city in the country. so how would you know who’s there and who isn’t? because you don’t see it? that’s very close-minded of you

jesse January 19, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Yeah there is blacks in Mexico. Why are u offended are u racist? I’m Mexican and I know my history. The blacks in Mexico are in southern Mexico. Such as Veracruz. Look it up if you realy don’t believe me and see for yourself.

fuzzybear January 20, 2011 at 4:29 am

To Jesse

Those are just the ones with visible traits down there.The rest have assimilated into the population all over Mexico

jesse January 23, 2011 at 8:11 am

Yeah I know but I’m just trying to tell people where the visble afro Mexicans are. I’m pretty sure I have African blood in me very little tho when I grow out my I get a afro and my features to. I have a very wide nose and big lips. Not being racist jus saying

fuzzybear January 23, 2011 at 8:40 am

Understood.Oh btw the other version,the Caucasian nose is just as big,just pointy.So don’t let your wide nose bother you,lol

mdd September 2, 2011 at 9:42 pm

to Woaw,

sweetheart there were many slaves that were brought to mexico especially the coast. there are still sub groups in mexico today and some joke that everyone has the “black grnadma in the closet” you should really watch the documentary “black in latin america” that came on PBS by Henry Louis Gates… he focuses on the afro-peruvian, domincan, cuban, brazilian and mexican populations and interviews people as well. the mulatto or african population in mexico was mostly assimilated into the larger mestizo population which skyrocketed

Mariposa January 2, 2012 at 7:33 pm

The average Mexican has 5% African ancestry. Mexico actually received more slaves than I believe any other Spanish speaking country in the Western Hemisphere. People who are 25% black usually don’t look black, let alone 5%. People who are hateful and in denial confuse you saying there are blacks there, for everyone there is black. Further proof that they’re dumb. I would say that most Mexican Americans that I’ve come accross don’t know about African history in Latin America. It’s interesting because, I have met many families that have a member or two that have visible ancestry that aren’t mixed with African American.

Mariposa January 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm

I hate to call a person stupid. But I hardly doubt that you combed the country with a fine tooth comb. Have you ever been to Costa Chica? How about Nacimento de los Negros? There may not be many blacks, but there are many people of African descent besides the people who call themselves black in Mexico. People who are racist and want nothing to do with blacks are quick to confuse the two. I bet if they took a dna admixture test they would claim that afro-centrics tainted their results just to prove a point.

anakaterina October 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Yeah right you wish you didn’t have any blacks. About 400,00 blacks or people of African ancestry are in Mexico. Get educated. And the average Mexican has about 5-8 percent African

magdalena October 6, 2010 at 4:33 pm

meagan: just cause shes dominican doesnt mean shes black she could be white or native. she looks like she has some taino ancestry to me

Fuzzybear October 6, 2010 at 6:59 pm

To magdalena:It also doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have the heritage.I want to ask you why is it so offensive to you that she would have that in her?

magdalena October 7, 2010 at 2:43 pm

i didnt say it was offensive to me, im just saying that people automatically assume every dominican person is black, not white/native. its like saying all brazilians are white, when thats not true, im a mixed dominican myself

and i didnt say she isnt black, i said she looks like she has some taino indian ancestry. she has native features, well thats what i think, i didnt say she is native

fuzzybear October 7, 2010 at 4:00 pm

To Magdelena

Ok,maybe I got the wrong idea.However,you do know she could be all those thing,and still look the way she does.With that kind of combo,you can look any number of ways.It’s just funny to me that it is what people always focus on.It doesn’t matter how much talent,or how good looking the person is,the first thing people say is(what,he/she is part black,no way) like it’s the worse thing you can be.

meagan September 1, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I think Michelle Rodriguez is a cool chick…she has this kinda edgy something about her that I like and I never knew that she had some dominican in her,I thought she was full hispanic or something

Milo September 3, 2010 at 7:21 am

Girl that is full hispanic, Puerto Rican and Dominican, Hey and we aslo speak the same language did you know that?

meagan September 5, 2010 at 5:39 pm

oh well I feel stupid I was thinking of something else I guess

Milo September 6, 2010 at 2:58 pm

It’s OK, U shouldn’t feel stupid:)

meagan September 10, 2010 at 8:03 pm

the thing is that I do kno that dominican is hispanic but i was so caught up on realizing that she also has some black in her as well since dominican has some that I forgot about that but thanks)

mdd September 2, 2011 at 9:45 pm

it’s okay

in america the largest latino ehnic group is mexican (especially in the west and southwest)- makes sense they’re our neighbors. so i think as a whole people have a certain idea of what hispanic/latino looks like and should be, based on their experiences with mexicans that they forget there are like 20 other countries in this part of the world with latin- based culture that speak spanish and Puerto Rico and DR are one of them.

Fuzzybear October 6, 2010 at 6:42 pm

No offense,but she is full Latino.Black has been part of the mixture since the start.There’s not a country I can think of down there that Black has not been a part of the mixture

hapa kamoa/pukiki/haolii October 11, 2010 at 11:50 pm

if your talking to me… when i said that i meant like i thought she was full portirican or mexican.

fuzzybear October 12, 2010 at 12:24 am

To hapa

Let me see if I understand you right.Are you saying you thought she was just one of them not two?

hapa kamoa/pukiki/haolii October 12, 2010 at 9:06 am

no before i found out what her ethicity was i thought she was like mexican,portirican or both.

marjanel December 12, 2017 at 10:59 am

Full latino,That is a bout language.Any mixture that she has, it would not change thant.She could be a chinese.

fuzzybear44 December 12, 2017 at 1:37 pm

@marjanel

That’s true, I wouldn’t disagree about that.

anakaterina October 13, 2013 at 1:58 pm

You’re stupid. Dominicans ARE hispanic! And hispanic isn’t a race ! You’re confusing culture(hispanic) with nationality(Dominican) moron !

Kitty August 18, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Shes Hot ;-) && she Dominican ..

kira!! January 18, 2010 at 9:52 am

oh well :)

Lauren January 18, 2010 at 9:30 am

she acts like a man

meagan September 10, 2010 at 8:07 pm

I meant to put a smiley face at the end :)

Anonymous September 10, 2010 at 11:56 pm

Please people tell me why it is such a shock that she would also be part black?Plus it could come from both sides of her family,since PR are also part black(not all of them,ok)

hapa kamoa/pukiki/haolii September 13, 2010 at 11:37 am

I’m not saying that its a shock that she could have some black in her,I was basically explaining that I forgot dominican was hispanic but was focuses on the black part of it.So what you thought i was trying to say is not what i’m trying to say at all.

hapa kamoa/pukiki/haolii September 13, 2010 at 12:38 pm

ok…i can see that my comment could be making you think that way,i think its just coming out wrong and i don’t know how to explain myself clearly or the way i want it to

Anonymous September 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm

I get what your saying,just got a little hot,sorry

fuzzybear October 12, 2010 at 3:38 pm

To Hapa

Ok,but historically you do know mexicans are also mixed with black to.Although for some crazy reason,this part of their hertiage isn’t taught to them,at least in north mexico

fuzzybear October 15, 2010 at 6:05 pm

To hapa

Hey hey hey,just wait a minute.We voted on who was going to be the sites( know it all),and I won by 51%.It is a thankless job,but someone has to do it.Anyhow,lots of people want to be part of another culture,that’s just normal.Look at all the other cultures that copy black people.They don’t want to be black,but they like the attitude or the swagger black people have.Even I thought someone culture was cool.I saw this movie once called (once were warriors),and looking at their/your ceremonial dance,I thought that was the baddest thing every.I went to the bathroom,unbraided my hair,took my shirt off and started slapping on my chest ,doing the dance.After looking at kung fu movies,I tried jumping off roofs,almost broke my arm.I wanted to do that russian dance,where they kick on the ground(kozachok).Wanted to be a Samurai,I’m sorry,as you can see I can go on for hours with this

jesse January 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm

It doest bother me but yeah I have seen a lot of Caucasian people wit wide noses too.

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