Spanish Creole?Hispanic Identity?

Spanish Creole?Hispanic Identity?

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Since: Mar 14

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#1 Mar 12, 2014
Hello, I am a full blooded creole born and raised in louisiana. I always thought my ancestry was completely french and african, including my last name. But recently I discovered that my last name is Hispanic in origin and it can trace back to Spanish Texas and Mexico and Spain. I've always been interested in Spanish culture, but it's really cool that I've discovered that I'm actually directly linked to that culture in some way.

my question is, is it ok to recognize my spanish origin more than other creoles? All of my family and all other creole families only recognize the french and have no interest in the Spanish language or interest embracing that origin despite the fact that we (my family) carry spanish blood and a spanish surname. And by that statement that would classify my dad's family as Hispanic. I want to learn spanish and discover more about the culture, but I don't want to become a "poser" either, trying to force myself into something I don't belong in. Any advice?

Since: Mar 14

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#2 Mar 12, 2014
i live in minnesota and female
Le creole

Cedar Rapids, IA

#3 May 16, 2014
dyel133 wrote:
Hello, I am a full blooded creole born and raised in louisiana. I always thought my ancestry was completely french and african, including my last name. But recently I discovered that my last name is Hispanic in origin and it can trace back to Spanish Texas and Mexico and Spain. I've always been interested in Spanish culture, but it's really cool that I've discovered that I'm actually directly linked to that culture in some way.
my question is, is it ok to recognize my spanish origin more than other creoles? All of my family and all other creole families only recognize the french and have no interest in the Spanish language or interest embracing that origin despite the fact that we (my family) carry spanish blood and a spanish surname. And by that statement that would classify my dad's family as Hispanic. I want to learn spanish and discover more about the culture, but I don't want to become a "poser" either, trying to force myself into something I don't belong in. Any advice?
a creole is not just french its equally spanish. There are many spanish creoles in louisiana called canary islanders aka islenos from spain from 1700's. As well as the millions of creoles in latino countries that arent french. We're all spanish. So of course you would want to learn your language its part of your heritage just like a latino.

Since: Oct 15

Stone Mountain, GA

#4 Oct 6, 2015
Hi, I've been having the same problem all of my life. The people on my dad's side of the family all look Hispanic, and the people on my mother's side of her family are black. But I think I consider myself, "Spanish Creole or Hispanic Creole." Because, I look like my dad more than I do my mother's side or looking like my mother. As of these days I'm learning how to speak the Spanish Language by watching the Spanish Channel, "Univison." When I took Elementary Spanish in college my professor told me and my class, "If ya' really wanna learn the Spanish Language watch the Spanish Channel,," "Univison," and she was most definitely right. It does really help you in on how to speak the language on a day to day basis.

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