The Mestizo Concept: A Product of European Imperialism

“Every mestizo is one less Indian — or one more Indian waiting to reemerge.” – Jose Barreiro, Taino/Guajiro What is the concept of Mestizaje? What are its origins? What role does it have to play i…

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Mixed Race Studies » Scholarly Perspectives on Mixed-Race » Las Tejanas: 300 Years of History

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Tainos

The Taínos (tah-EE-noes), commonly called the Arawak Indians, were the main people who lived in the Caribbean when Columbus arrived in 1492. They are the ones he called “Indians”, thinking he was i…

Community Village‘s insight:
Many Spanish settlers took Taino wives. They brought in African slaves to take the place of dead Taino workers. Today Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are, genetically and culturally, mostly a mix of Spanish, Taino and West African:
  • Puerto Rico: genetically 10% to 15% Taino”

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