Afro-latin SOUTH AKA Gen

Los Angeles, CA

#843 Jun 18, 2013
soup wrote:
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But, regardless, African-American is NOT synonymous with Anglo-phone as you seem to misconcept,

And as far as Puerto Rico goes.....lol Remeber that I said *CONTIGUOUS United States*. Look up the definition of that term.
I think you're really fcked up because every african american that i've run across has roots in the english states of america. AAs do not have Tejano culture/ roots or french creole culture/roots or even Old Deutsche roots and culture, and you know dam wel they don't.

Also, so far as afro-cali-mexicanos...they still exist as a cultural group within the larger chicano community here. They are ostracized and not many people know about them, but they exist that's ludicrous to say "oh well those don't exist anymore" when i told you i just saw a handful in Los Angeles. They were very friendly towards me, as they recognized that we were both extreme minority groups.

Also, why don't you want to claim puerto ricans as well while we are at it since you're including every culture group under the sun with afro roots in the americas. Their folks came over as slaves too. Are they (puerto ricans) diseaseous to you prejudice, colorstruck AA? Is it their latino blood that makes them so repulsive?

Also, my black creole relatives weren't slaves, so now what? Because my relatives weren't slaves are you going to rob me of my AA card?
soup

Houston, TX

#844 Jun 18, 2013
Afro-latin SOUTH AKA Gen wrote:
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first of all, let me focus on the fact that you are NOT louisiana creole. You can't just have black ancestors from louisiana and say that you are creole. They could be AA. Do you have French culture/french surnames? What about spanish surnames or some degree of hispanic culture?
Second, are afro-mexicalifornians african americans? They lived under mexican rule until the U.S. took over and made california a state. Many speak spanish and look like a blend between a mexican and black person. I've seen only a couple here in Los Angeles, but they do exist. Are they AA?
Smh at the clueless one trying to tell me that I'm not Louisiana Creole, when my maternal grandfather speaks the damn language! Komen Cap Kori?

How many times do I have to go through this again. My whole point was that to be Louisiana creole you have to be a decedent of Africans brought to colonial Louisiana and bore offspring aka CREOLES(colony born). And culture culture is AFRICAN culture it doesn't have anything to do with this hispanic/latin BS you keep bringing up. Yes, Afro-creole culture took in various European and Native influences, but it's not defined by that. Whites weren't even considered creole during Louisiana colonial times(again check the Louisiana database I sent you a link to for proof of this.)

African-American is a much more broad definition which means, an ethnic group of people defined as being the decedents of African slaves brought and settled via the transatlantic slave trade who bore descendants that were born free or were born slaves then freed legally or through maroonage in what is today the Contiguous United States of America. That would encompass all the states of the contiguous US, whether or not they were British colonies or not.

Any of the African descendants who lived in former spanish colonies, don't exist as a distinct ethnic group from other AAs today. Even less so than Geechees, LA creoles, and Afro-Seminoles, because they don't have a surviving population group to even qualify as a mere sub-ethnicity. There were greatly outnumbered by the THOUSANDS of freed and enslaved AA slaves that came to california during the gold rush and brought their chattle slave system with them, so they wouldn't either fled to mexico's southern interior or mixed in with those AAs that came during the gold rush and after. Like I said, much more African slaves were brought to spanish florida & Texas than spanish california. Where's this distinct Afro-Mexican population that exist in those states that sets them apart from other AAs?
soup

Houston, TX

#845 Jun 18, 2013
Afro-latin SOUTH AKA Gen wrote:
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Okay...so then you're telling me that a person that is a Jamaican slave brought to the U.S. and then freed ceases to be Jamaican and now is all of a sudden an AA? Really? What if their whole family was jamaican brought to the U.S. and then freed...are they now culturally and ethnically AA? Just something to ponder.

African-American = An ethnic group of people defined as being the decedents of African slaves brought and settled via the transatlantic slave trade who bore descendants that were born free or were born slaves then freed legally or through maroonage in what is today the Contiguous United States of America.

A Jamaican person freed would not be the descendants of enslaved Africans brought to what is the contiguous US would not be an ethnic African-American.

But, point out any living black person in America who's the descendant of a Jamaican slave brought to US that doesn't have ANY ancestry that aligns with the definition above, and I'll show you a diamond safe. lol
Afro-latin SOUTH AKA Gen

Los Angeles, CA

#846 Jun 18, 2013
soup wrote:
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Smh at the clueless one trying to tell me that I'm not Louisiana Creole, when my maternal grandfather speaks the damn language! Komen Cap Kori?
How many times do I have to go through this again. My whole point was that to be Louisiana creole you have to be a decedent of Africans brought to colonial Louisiana and bore offspring aka CREOLES(colony born). And culture culture is AFRICAN culture it doesn't have anything to do with this hispanic/latin BS you keep bringing up. Yes, Afro-creole culture took in various European and Native influences, but it's not defined by that. Whites weren't even considered creole during Louisiana colonial times(again check the Louisiana database I sent you a link to for proof of this.)
African-American is a much more broad definition which means, an ethnic group of people defined as being the decedents of African slaves brought and settled via the transatlantic slave trade who bore descendants that were born free or were born slaves then freed legally or through maroonage in what is today the Contiguous United States of America. That would encompass all the states of the contiguous US, whether or not they were British colonies or not.
Any of the African descendants who lived in former spanish colonies, don't exist as a distinct ethnic group from other AAs today. Even less so than Geechees, LA creoles, and Afro-Seminoles, because they don't have a surviving population group to even qualify as a mere sub-ethnicity. There were greatly outnumbered by the THOUSANDS of freed and enslaved AA slaves that came to california during the gold rush and brought their chattle slave system with them, so they wouldn't either fled to mexico's southern interior or mixed in with those AAs that came during the gold rush and after. Like I said, much more African slaves were brought to spanish florida & Texas than spanish california. Where's this distinct Afro-Mexican population that exist in those states that sets them apart from other AAs?
"Smh at the clueless one trying to tell me that I'm not Louisiana Creole, when my maternal grandfather speaks the damn language! Komen Cap Kori?"

I can be ethnically AA and speak louisiana creole. That doesn't tell me a thing about your blood origins. Lil Wayne can be creole...his folks are from Louisiana too and i'm sure he's absorbed some of the culture...however he is still AA.

"My whole point was that to be Louisiana creole you have to be a decedent of Africans brought to colonial Louisiana and bore offspring aka CREOLES(colony born)."

No, you have to be a descendant of the original french and/or spanish settlers of the colony. And/or have a french/spanish surname (when a black creole is identified)...if you are black and have a german surname or an anglo-american surname then you are not ethnically louisiana creole even though you may absorb the culture. Sorry to burst your bubble.

"That would encompass all the states of the contiguous US, whether or not they were British colonies or not."

then you have to claim puerto ricans too because they are americans (their land just isn't state-ified) but they were a spanish colony. I believe they can vote too.

"the Contiguous United States of America."

Why do you say "contiguous" before the U.S.A? why can't you just say the U.S.?

"Any of the African descendants who lived in former spanish colonies, don't exist as a distinct ethnic group from other AAs today. Even less so than Geechees, LA creoles, and Afro-Seminoles, because they don't have a surviving population group to even qualify as a mere sub-ethnicity."

Did you just tell me that I DON'T EXIST and my people DON'T EXIST? Are you SERIOUS?! There are people practicing geechee culture even today in south carolina what are you talking abt. You're full of B.S.!

Stop trying to absorb everyone of african ancestry into your little miserable AA bubble. It's pathetic, don't you have some pride in your heritage/culture?
Afro-latin SOUTH AKA Gen

Los Angeles, CA

#847 Jun 18, 2013
soup wrote:
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African-American = An ethnic group of people defined as being the decedents of African slaves brought and settled via the transatlantic slave trade who bore descendants that were born free or were born slaves then freed legally or through maroonage in what is today the Contiguous United States of America.
A Jamaican person freed would not be the descendants of enslaved Africans brought to what is the contiguous US would not be an ethnic African-American.
But, point out any living black person in America who's the descendant of a Jamaican slave brought to US that doesn't have ANY ancestry that aligns with the definition above, and I'll show you a diamond safe. lol
um...apparently i'm in a diamond safe...
soup

Houston, TX

#848 Jun 18, 2013
Afro-latin SOUTH AKA Gen wrote:
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um...i am american..there is no dispute there....but to lump culturally dissimilar groups such as louisiana creoles together with AAs is heinous and doesn't make sense. Are german americans the same as french americans?
No, what's you're point? German-American and French-Americans are both Euro-Americans.

Sadly there's no distinct group of different continental African ethnicities that survied the slave trade to what is today the contiguous US, like there is with different european ethnicities. There's no Biafran-American, Fulani-American, Bambara-American, Yoruba-American, Kikongo-American etc etc. thus the African-American ethnicity is an agglomeration of all those different African ethnicities that made the slave trade to what is today the contiguous US. Absolutely nothing to do with which kind of europeans did what in the past and where in North America, but what AFRICANS did(which was mix), because we are *AFRICAN*-America.

There are NO significant physical boarders within contiguous US to separate people of African descent who live in regions of the North America from each other. Look up the mass domestic slave trade in North America.
soup

Houston, TX

#849 Jun 18, 2013
Afro-latin SOUTH AKA Gen wrote:
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No, you have to be a descendant of the original french and/or spanish settlers of the colony. And/or have a french/spanish surname (when a black creole is identified)...if you are black and have a german surname or an anglo-american surname then you are not ethnically louisiana creole even though you may absorb the culture. Sorry to burst your bubble.
STOP RIGHT THERE! Let's put this BS notion to bed right NOW! And I will not move forward in this conversation until this is settled. As I've explained before to you in that other thread.

The term creole in it's purest contexts comes from the spanish word criullo, which it self was rooted from the verb crear- which means to breed and was used to distinguish between slaves native born to the colony and those new imported from Africa. This is what it meant ALL through the colonial colonial Louisiana. It did NOT include whites.

It's wasn't until in, New Orleans society AFTER the aquisition of Louisiana by the U.S. 1803 aristocratic French speaking natives living "downtown" in the quarter,faubourg st. John and fauborg Marigny applied the term to themselves to distinguish themselves from the newly arrived american immigrants from Kentucky, tennessee,etc. Thus the rise of whites identifying as "creole" in Louisiana, but those families have all since died out come the rise of Cajun culture.

But, don't take my word. Here's a catalog of all people in colonial and antebellum Louisiana put together by some of the top Louisiana history scholars, including PHD scholar Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, taken from colonial official in the Pointe Coupee Notarial Records And you will find that if you search ANY of the people born in the colonial era(s) of Louisiana they were all either described as black, mullato, or gris(african-amerindian)-All of African descent in some way.
http://www.ibiblio.org/laslave/fields.php

^^^^There it is, so show me ONE white person French, Spanish, or otherwise in that catalog who was referred to as "creole" during the colonial age in Louisiana.
Afro-latin SOUTH AKA Gen

Los Angeles, CA

#850 Jun 18, 2013
soup wrote:
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No, what's you're point? German-American and French-Americans are both Euro-Americans.
Sadly there's no distinct group of different continental African ethnicities that survied the slave trade to what is today the contiguous US, like there is with different european ethnicities. There's no Biafran-American, Fulani-American, Bambara-American, Yoruba-American, Kikongo-American etc etc. thus the African-American ethnicity is an agglomeration of all those different African ethnicities that made the slave trade to what is today the contiguous US. Absolutely nothing to do with which kind of europeans did what in the past and where in North America, but what AFRICANS did(which was mix), because we are *AFRICAN*-America.
There are NO significant physical boarders within contiguous US to separate people of African descent who live in regions of the North America from each other. Look up the mass domestic slave trade in North America.
"There are NO significant physical boarders within contiguous US to separate people of African descent who live in regions of the North America from each other."

No, but there ARE cultural barriers...look up Melungeons...they have a different culture (appalachian) from AAs and they are not considered AA, but Melungeon even though they are of african descent. They do not take kindly to calling them AA either, and they are english-speakers of Anglo heritage like MOST AAs.

"No, what's you're point? German-American and French-Americans are both Euro-Americans."

my point is that you wouldn't call a white guy who clearly has german influence and heritage French american. that's my point. Or are you so racist that you just lump all white people into one category...do you believe in the ODR?
soup

Houston, TX

#851 Jun 18, 2013
Example:

Agnes
Estate's (Deceased Master) Name: L'abbe
Buyer's Name: L'abbe
Year Document was created: 1746
Origin: Louisiana Creole
Gender: female
Racial Designation: black
http://www.ibiblio.org/laslave/fields.php

And here's a screen shot of an original written document by french officials in the US

"A little black, Creole girl named Celeste, age 14, domestic, 360 piastres.

A black, Creole woman named Gotton, 40 years old, cook and laundress, 500 piastres"
http://www.ibiblio.org/laslave/inventory.php
Afro-latin SOUTH AKA Gen

Los Angeles, CA

#852 Jun 18, 2013
soup wrote:
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STOP RIGHT THERE! Let's put this BS notion to bed right NOW! And I will not move forward in this conversation until this is settled. As I've explained before to you in that other thread.
The term creole in it's purest contexts comes from the spanish word criullo, which it self was rooted from the verb crear- which means to breed and was used to distinguish between slaves native born to the colony and those new imported from Africa. This is what it meant ALL through the colonial colonial Louisiana. It did NOT include whites.
It's wasn't until in, New Orleans society AFTER the aquisition of Louisiana by the U.S. 1803 aristocratic French speaking natives living "downtown" in the quarter,faubourg st. John and fauborg Marigny applied the term to themselves to distinguish themselves from the newly arrived american immigrants from Kentucky, tennessee,etc. Thus the rise of whites identifying as "creole" in Louisiana, but those families have all since died out come the rise of Cajun culture.
But, don't take my word. Here's a catalog of all people in colonial and antebellum Louisiana put together by some of the top Louisiana history scholars, including PHD scholar Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, taken from colonial official in the Pointe Coupee Notarial Records And you will find that if you search ANY of the people born in the colonial era(s) of Louisiana they were all either described as black, mullato, or gris(african-amerindian)-All of African descent in some way.
http://www.ibiblio.org/laslave/fields.php
^^^^There it is, so show me ONE white person French, Spanish, or otherwise in that catalog who was referred to as "creole" during the colonial age in Louisiana.
honey...you aren't seen as creole TODAY especially...MAYBE back then when slaves were FIRST being imported to the colonies in general (and i mean also places like Brazil, Antigua etc, who also used the term "creole" to identify African vs. american slaves) BUT, you are by NO stretch of the imagination considered creole today, so you can just STOP RIGHT THERE! We would look at you crazy if you were to come among ethnic creoles, especially if you're dark. My own father disowned an entire side of his family because they had dark children (out of wedlock mind you). We are a very closed culture and because i'm not ignorant I accept dark/black creoles unlike previous generations in my family. However, please do not try and insult me and claim creole if you are not from the original French/spanish settlers in the area and don't have any identifiable creole features (such as ethnic surname/culture/physical features). It's just pathetic.
soup

Houston, TX

#853 Jun 18, 2013
Afro-latin SOUTH AKA Gen wrote:
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"There are NO significant physical boarders within contiguous US to separate people of African descent who live in regions of the North America from each other."
No, but there ARE cultural barriers...look up Melungeons...they have a different culture (appalachian) from AAs and they are not considered AA, but Melungeon even though they are of african descent. They do not take kindly to calling them AA either, and they are english-speakers of Anglo heritage like MOST AAs.
"No, what's you're point? German-American and French-Americans are both Euro-Americans."
my point is that you wouldn't call a white guy who clearly has german influence and heritage French american. that's my point. Or are you so racist that you just lump all white people into one category...do you believe in the ODR?
1. People of African descent have inhabited the Appalachians for centuries who were NOT melugenon. YES, they were mostly apart of a significant slave presence in the Appalachian. How do you think the African banjo and mouthbow instruments got there?
http://filebox.vt.edu/users/wdunaway/publicat...

2. The African ancestry of Melungeons has largely been debated, and you're right they would object to being called African-American, because according to them in their own words their "exotic ancestry" is from Persia, Turkish, and Portuguese origins. So, whether or not they actually have African ancestry is moot, becuase according to them, they don't, so of course they wouldn't identify as "African-American".

3. Having African-American ancestry is different than, being African-American, because whether you know it or not there ARE mixed people out there, that don't identify with one ethnic group in particular, or identify as a completely distinct ethnicity due to their collective mixed origins. ie take the Metis people of Canada, Are they Native or French? The answers is neither they are Metis, and they have both French-Canadian and Native american ancestry.
soup

Houston, TX

#854 Jun 18, 2013
soup wrote:
Example:
Agnes
Estate's (Deceased Master) Name: L'abbe
Buyer's Name: L'abbe
Year Document was created: 1746
Origin: Louisiana Creole
Gender: female
Racial Designation: black
http://www.ibiblio.org/laslave/fields.php
And here's a screen shot of an original written document by french officials in the US
"A little black, Creole girl named Celeste, age 14, domestic, 360 piastres.
A black, Creole woman named Gotton, 40 years old, cook and laundress, 500 piastres"
http://www.ibiblio.org/laslave/inventory.php
*in Louisiana........not the US
soup

Houston, TX

#855 Jun 18, 2013
soup wrote:
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1. People of African descent have inhabited the Appalachians for centuries who were NOT melugenon. YES, they were mostly apart of a significant slave presence in the Appalachian. How do you think the African banjo and mouthbow instruments got there?
http://filebox.vt.edu/users/wdunaway/publicat...
2. The African ancestry of Melungeons has largely been debated, and you're right they would object to being called African-American, because according to them in their own words their "exotic ancestry" is from Persia, Turkish, and Portuguese origins. So, whether or not they actually have African ancestry is moot, becuase according to them, they don't, so of course they wouldn't identify as "African-American".
3. Having African-American ancestry is different than, being African-American, because whether you know it or not there ARE mixed people out there, that don't identify with one ethnic group in particular, or identify as a completely distinct ethnicity due to their collective mixed origins. ie take the Metis people of Canada, Are they Native or French? The answers is neither they are Metis, and they have both French-Canadian and Native american ancestry.
*Native-Canadian
soup

Houston, TX

#856 Jun 18, 2013
Afro-latin SOUTH AKA Gen wrote:
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honey...you aren't seen as creole TODAY especially...MAYBE back then when slaves were FIRST being imported to the colonies in general (and i mean also places like Brazil, Antigua etc, who also used the term "creole" to identify African vs. american slaves) BUT, you are by NO stretch of the imagination considered creole today, so you can just STOP RIGHT THERE! We would look at you crazy if you were to come among ethnic creoles, especially if you're dark. My own father disowned an entire side of his family because they had dark children (out of wedlock mind you). We are a very closed culture and because i'm not ignorant I accept dark/black creoles unlike previous generations in my family. However, please do not try and insult me and claim creole if you are not from the original French/spanish settlers in the area and don't have any identifiable creole features (such as ethnic surname/culture/physical features). It's just pathetic.
So, because some Cali-bimbo on the internet wants to re-write history and subscribe some false eurocentric definition to "creole", then it must be so? LOLOL LMAAAO! Those very same French & Spanish settlements(Official colony mandates don't mean sh*t when it comes to Afro-Croele, because FYI there were catholic irish & germans in colonial louisiana as well. Ever heard of the German Coast?) that you continue to drone on about were the ones who used to term to describe people of AFRICAN descent born in the colony, NOT themselves. So, if anything YOU'RE insulting them, and the actually Afro-creole who suffered on these very lands, by trying to skew the original definition to fit your little agenda over there in Cali.
Afro-latin SOUTH AKA Gen

Los Angeles, CA

#857 Jun 18, 2013
soup wrote:
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1. People of African descent have inhabited the Appalachians for centuries who were NOT melugenon. YES, they were mostly apart of a significant slave presence in the Appalachian. How do you think the African banjo and mouthbow instruments got there?
http://filebox.vt.edu/users/wdunaway/publicat...
2. The African ancestry of Melungeons has largely been debated, and you're right they would object to being called African-American, because according to them in their own words their "exotic ancestry" is from Persia, Turkish, and Portuguese origins. So, whether or not they actually have African ancestry is moot, becuase according to them, they don't, so of course they wouldn't identify as "African-American".
3. Having African-American ancestry is different than, being African-American, because whether you know it or not there ARE mixed people out there, that don't identify with one ethnic group in particular, or identify as a completely distinct ethnicity due to their collective mixed origins. ie take the Metis people of Canada, Are they Native or French? The answers is neither they are Metis, and they have both French-Canadian and Native american ancestry.
okay, so you do realize the cultural differences...so why can't you just accept that I'm Creole?
soup

Houston, TX

#858 Jun 18, 2013
if you actually studied anthropology in Louisiana you would know that creole culture is NOT Spanish or French culture.

Language-the Pidgin language first documented as being spoken by Bamabara slaves from West Africa is called LOUISIANA CREOLE(which FYI isn't a dialect of French, it's a CREOLE which means it's a completely different language which linguist have studied to be mutually intelligible Haitian Kreyol & Mauritian Creole spoken off the coast of Africa, but not that of standard french or it's dialects. The vocab is mostly French derived, but the lexicon and grammatical structure is overwhelmingly African.)? So many historical, linguistic, and etymological contradictions that appear with this ridiculous eurocentric theory, yet it is continuously touted as truth with such blind conviction and arrogance.

Music- jazz which was born in Congo square(I hope you're smart enough to get the reference in that name) in New Orleans were enslaved Africans & AA creoles would dance, sing, play instruments like the banjo, drums & horns, and is today based almost exclusively on the various African tradition musics played by the slaves today, aside from the use of some western manufactured equipment. Look up the origins of these American instruments will ya (Banjo, Quillz/Pan pipes, blues fife, kazoo, mouthbow, diddly bow, washtub bass)

Food- gumbo(based on the Bantu word N'gumbo meaning okra, one of the main ingredients in any good gumbo dish) as a American dish came to South Carolina some years before Louisiana was settled,through the slave trade. It has been one of the staple dishes of the gullah/geechee people, our(LA creole's) cousins from the south eastern states for centuries. It came to Louisiana the same way, but just added so some french and indigenous choctaw veggies to give it it's own Louisiana creole flavor. Or we can talk about Calalou, the thick soup or stew similar to gumbo. Ferdinand Ortiz traced calalu to African coilu, Mandingo name for plant resembling spinach. In Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, it is a rich soup or stem in which one or more kinds of calalu leaves are the chief ingredients. Name given to several plants having edible leaves, eaten as greens, in soup, or used medicinally. Or Bantu Jambalaya based on the tshimbolebole, dish of tender, cooked corn. African influenced dish similar go gumbo,particular to New Orleans. Brought to Louisiana by Africans from the Kongo. I could go on.

Religion - Louisiana voodoo and Southern Hoodoo. Need I say more?
Afro-latin SOUTH AKA Gen

Los Angeles, CA

#859 Jun 19, 2013
soup wrote:
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So, because some Cali-bimbo on the internet wants to re-write history and subscribe some false eurocentric definition to "creole", then it must be so? LOLOL LMAAAO! Those very same French & Spanish settlements(Official colony mandates don't mean sh*t when it comes to Afro-Croele, because FYI there were catholic irish & germans in colonial louisiana as well. Ever heard of the German Coast?) that you continue to drone on about were the ones who used to term to describe people of AFRICAN descent born in the colony, NOT themselves. So, if anything YOU'RE insulting them, and the actually Afro-creole who suffered on these very lands, by trying to skew the original definition to fit your little agenda over there in Cali.
um, you're crazy as fck you know that? Explain why anne rice (who lived in new orleans mind you), referred to Lestat (who was french) as "creole" in "interview with the vampire"
soup

Houston, TX

#860 Jun 19, 2013
Afro-latin SOUTH AKA Gen wrote:
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okay, so you do realize the cultural differences...so why can't you just accept that I'm Creole?
Creole doesn't and never did mean mixed. So, you are some Spanish-Haitian mix, then you aren't Louisiana creole.

BTW.....I'm still waiting on proof of this existing Afro-Cali-Mexican descedant population you kept blabbering about. lol

Geechees exist, and there's proof of that

Afro-Seminoles exist and there's proof of that.

LA creole(Im mean the real ones, not the Cali- wannabe latin bimbo ones) exist and there's ample proof of that.

^^^All apart of the greater African-American ethnicity.
LION

Charlotte, NC

#861 Jun 19, 2013
Creoles do have black blood also.
Afro-latin SOUTH AKA Gen

Los Angeles, CA

#862 Jun 19, 2013
soup wrote:
if you actually studied anthropology in Louisiana you would know that creole culture is NOT Spanish or French culture.
Language-the Pidgin language first documented as being spoken by Bamabara slaves from West Africa is called LOUISIANA CREOLE(which FYI isn't a dialect of French, it's a CREOLE which means it's a completely different language which linguist have studied to be mutually intelligible Haitian Kreyol & Mauritian Creole spoken off the coast of Africa, but not that of standard french or it's dialects. The vocab is mostly French derived, but the lexicon and grammatical structure is overwhelmingly African.)? So many historical, linguistic, and etymological contradictions that appear with this ridiculous eurocentric theory, yet it is continuously touted as truth with such blind conviction and arrogance.
Music- jazz which was born in Congo square(I hope you're smart enough to get the reference in that name) in New Orleans were enslaved Africans & AA creoles would dance, sing, play instruments like the banjo, drums & horns, and is today based almost exclusively on the various African tradition musics played by the slaves today, aside from the use of some western manufactured equipment. Look up the origins of these American instruments will ya (Banjo, Quillz/Pan pipes, blues fife, kazoo, mouthbow, diddly bow, washtub bass)
Food- gumbo(based on the Bantu word N'gumbo meaning okra, one of the main ingredients in any good gumbo dish) as a American dish came to South Carolina some years before Louisiana was settled,through the slave trade. It has been one of the staple dishes of the gullah/geechee people, our(LA creole's) cousins from the south eastern states for centuries. It came to Louisiana the same way, but just added so some french and indigenous choctaw veggies to give it it's own Louisiana creole flavor. Or we can talk about Calalou, the thick soup or stew similar to gumbo. Ferdinand Ortiz traced calalu to African coilu, Mandingo name for plant resembling spinach. In Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, it is a rich soup or stem in which one or more kinds of calalu leaves are the chief ingredients. Name given to several plants having edible leaves, eaten as greens, in soup, or used medicinally. Or Bantu Jambalaya based on the tshimbolebole, dish of tender, cooked corn. African influenced dish similar go gumbo,particular to New Orleans. Brought to Louisiana by Africans from the Kongo. I could go on.
Religion - Louisiana voodoo and Southern Hoodoo. Need I say more?
i'm not talking about food or language i'm talking about the ethnic group creole. of which you don't fit a part of. You never told me if you were part French/spanish or not, so i will assume that you are not. and are AA trying to claim yourself as creole.

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