I know these general basics regardin' Yank Louisiana (French) Creoles, but I know much better the history of French creoles around the world. ;-) Spaniards spent only a mere 40 yrs in 'French Louisiana', which is basically means less than a second in human history. ;-D What ya mix is Hispanic Europeans like Canarians (known as Islenos) & French Canadian immigrants known as Accadians/Cajun in Louisiana, w/ local Yan Louisiana (French) Creoles. ;-)'Zydeco' is basically a Cajun music adopted by Yank Louisiana (French) Creoles, & many Yank Louisiana Creoles who looked 'white' assimil8d to Cajun community. ;-) There's a negligible number of 'Spaniards'(Xcept Canarians) who stayed in Louisiana & mixed w/ Cajun & Yank Louisiana Creoles, fact. ;-) This ODR Yank theory of 1% is a joke, simply b/c there wouldn't be almost 35% of 'white' Yanks today w/ more than 10% of African admixture movin' around as White Yanks today. ;-D<quoted text>
No you are misunderstanding what I said Uru. What I meant by that is Genevieve was correct for once overall being that I don't agree with what she says about Dominicans and PR's. She's correct on Creoles while YOU were incorrect. You have to understand that there are different types of Creoles - Mauritus Creoles, Louisiana Creoles, Haitian Creoles, and so forth. Gen and I are Louisiana Creoles which DO have Spanish ancestry, not all of us but some do. Louisiana first belonged to France, then it belonged to Spain, then went back to France, then France sold it to the U.S. so being that Spanish were there in Louisiana bringing African slaves over and to distinguish their ports, etc etc. some did stay. There are some Spaniards still living in LA today, not many but they are there. Louisiana Creoles generally have the racial makeup of African blood, French, and Native American while some do have these makeups but also with Spanish blood. Even in New Orleans, where I'm from, we still have very old historical Spanish style homes and buildings. So yes, Genevieve was right for once when she talks about us Louisiana Creoles. Does it make sense to you now? And while it's different there in Brazil or Latin America, here in the U.S. which is the only place in the world, if youhave 1% drop of African/black blood in you, then you are considered black. I find that to be incorrect because it's not natural for a white person to produce a black child nor is it possible. They can create a mulatto child. Genetics stomps the 'one drop rule', but Americans don't see it that way. If I were to go into Europe, they would consider me just that, mulatto or an American being that outside of America people tend to classify you by nationality versus ethnicity. Creole is primarily based on the racial makeup and culture. There are French Creoles and Creoles of color. Very similar culture to both the French and Africans but not exactly the same. Calas what we eat, black Americans or full blacks so to speak have no clue what it even is. We have dance traditions that still take place or that people do down in New Orleans for festivals and such. We even have our own flag. The major difference is culture not genetics.
- & not to forget that those Yank Appalachian 'melungeons', based on recent thorough genetic studies came out to be, not like they erroneously believed descendants of Portuguese who never stayed in the ole Yankland more than a week, Africans & Amerindians, but simple mulattoes as a result of mixin' between sub-Saharan African men & N. or C.European (poor) women. Here ya can find out a bit more ;-)
Reality bites again. ;-D