I stumbled across this book today and it looks like it makes for an interesting read. I know that any discussion related to the Holocaust is not an exciting or glamorous one but I am not one to bury my head in the sand no matter how painful the truth might be. I ordered the book today and for those of you who are interested, i will provide a more detailed report once I am done reading it.
Germany’s Black Holocaust 1890-1945
I am a proud Afro-Latina of Panamanian and West Indian descent. I hail from New York City but now live in the Southwest, which I must say, presents some interesting challenges for me and my multi-ethnic family, some of which I hope to share with you here in this forum. Despite the myths perpetuated by the media, Latinos come in all colors and all sizes. There are people with African ancestry living in most, if not all of Latin America; we do exist. I may not speak for all, but I know that I speak for many, who like me, hate being underrepresented in the Latino/Hispanic community, especially in the media. We are tired of having to justify and “splain (said in my favorite Spanish accent)”our Latin-ness to others. I created this space to share with you some of my thoughts regarding a variety of topics, but really it’s more of a place for me to get some things off my chest. I welcome your input and insights. I hope that we can learn from one another through mutually respectful, enriching, and engaging interactions. Our discussion should never be mean-spirited or hateful. We can disagree but let’s agree not to minimize or disregard the experiences of others. Welcome!