Birth Name: Samuel Kelvin Peralta Sosa
Place of Birth: Consuelo, Dominican Republic
Date of Birth: November 12, 1968
Ethnicity: Dominican Republic, possibly some Haitian
Sammy Sosa is a Dominican professional baseball player. Sammy is married to dancer Sonia Rodríguez, with whom he has six children.
The majority of Dominicans (about 73%) are multiracial while the reminder are of mostly/fully European (16%) and mostly/fully African (11%) descent.
Sammy is said to have Haitian ancestry on his father’s side.
Source: Sosa: An Autobiography, by Sammy Sosa/Marcos Bretón, Time Warner, 2000, p. 23.
He is just Dominican. Both of his parents are Dominican.
I’m sure mixed race.
Since we’re featuring what he looks like, now, here is what he looked like before he bleached himself and early in his career:
I know Africans throughout the diaspora aren’t 100 percent Sub Saharan African but I’m sure this guy has Spanish blood from mulatto background. My estimate would be that he is 60 something percent African. I know in the States this means “Black” but he still also has other things in his ethnic background technically.
Well, if you’re raised in a culture where it tells you to be white ,is to be better , you’re bound to be a little bit off. after all, when the former leader of the country used to wear pancake mix on his face to be whiter what do you expect.
Sammy is off. So are most Hispanics and the majority of them have African ancestry. The same slave ships that came to U.S. stopped in the Hispanic countries. They are just as black as Black Americans who are also mixed with white, native american, ect.
careful now, to them that’s fighting words
You are not black.
He didn’t say he was.
He dislikes the Hispanic countries caste system terminology. Not all persons of color are the same as it is in U.S. (at least officially).
I became a baseball fan when he retired so never saw him play really. He was a real star though! If he wasn’t linked to PED use I have no doubt I would see his plaque in my frequent trips to Cooperstown.