Re: Red Sox Managerial Canadiates
posted at 9/29/2012 2:17 PM EDT
A black manager in Boston? Never happen!
Bill Russell, Satch Sanders, KC Jones, ML Carr, Doc Rivers.
Not to mention that Pena is Latino, otherwise it was a fine post by Ike.
To be honest, I don't understand why someone wouldn't consider a person from Latin America of African ancestry "Black" (if/when one thinks about such things at all).
Is Ferguson Jenkins "Black"? I'd say yes, he's a guy of African ancestry that comes from Canada. Daley Thompson (Decathalete)? I'd say yes, he's a guy of African ancestry that comes from England. Thierry Henry (footballer)? I'd say yes, he's a guy of African ancestry that comes from France. So why is it different for guys of African ancestry that come from countries in Latin America? It seems exactly the same to me.
Can someone explain their thinking on this?
"Unlike typical Americans of the United States, people from Latin America usually identify themselves with their nationalities and not by ancestry,skin color,or race because of generations of multi-racial mating between races in Latin America and is part of Latin American culture since the beginning of colonization who were generally Spanish,African black,European,and indigenous people. (The spanish were of iberian,jewish,or muslim arabic decent or mixed decent of those three or more)."
That's interesting. I don't think the "Black" people from the non-Spanish settled countries in Central/South America think that way....I know quite a few here and will ask them.
The topic reminds me of a famous, funny moment in televised cricket where a huge West Indian player from Guyana named Clive Lloyd (who was "Black") was in the middle of the pitch speaking to a very small, white English cricketer (whose name I forget). The television announcer referencing the English player referred to him as "the one in the hat".