As much as I enjoy screwing with WJDC and Peste I always knew they were not mixed .<quoted text>
Today, it's difficult to differentiate Taino descendents from the average Cuban peasant, or guajiro, as they are called.
I could not care less if we are mixed , to them it is important but in truth they are correct as most Cubans are not mixed and direct descendants of the Spaniards.
Either way mixed or not we are politically corrupt as hell.
"The majority of the ancestry of White Cubans comes from Spaniards. During the 18th, 19th and early part of the 20th century especially, large waves of Canary Islanders, Galicians, Asturians, and Catalans emigrated from Spain to Cuba. Other European nationalities which immigrated include: English, Scots, Russians, Poles, Portuguese, Romanians, Italians, Greeks, French, Germans and Irish. There is a small remnant of a Jewish community. There is also significant ethnic influx from diverse Middle Eastern peoples, especially Lebanese, Palestinians, Turks, and Syrians.
Afro-Cubans compose 10.08% to 23.84% of the population. Their origins are mainly Kongo, a Central African people.(However, the dominant tradition in the Afro-Cuban syncretic religion of Santería is Yoruba; further, the greeting in Santería of 'salaam aleikum' points to Arabic influence from North Africa.)
Cubans of East Asian/Oriental origins make up 1.02% of the population. They are mostly of Chinese, Japanese or Korean origins.
Of the Taínos few remain. Some American Indians from the United States settled in Cuba in the 19th century (notably Cherokee, Choctaw and Seminole). There are no exact figures on their current descendants