Only a fool believes science. Gotcha. And I didn't say anyone isn't a descendent of Africa. Clearly people of all races are. But Melanesian people are actually the most distantly related to present day Africans of all the human races currently alive. So says all the genetic and archaeological evidence I've heard of.
there was bad stuff going on in Congo before white men arrived. It got way worse when they did arrive. Go read King Leopold's Ghost.
Later that day, Jesse Jackson was asked about Bush's comments, and had the most hilarious response: "See, you didn't understand what the president was telling you. Sovereignty... is... sovereignty! As in sovereignity..." And I can't find it on youtube or any other site. Anyone got a link?
First you say you have "substantial" Native American ancestry, then later you say 2 of your 16 great great grandparents are native. That's 12.5%. Not really that substantial. If you've been paying attention to recent genetics news, you might have heard you're also about 4% Neanderthal.
They are native to the Amazon rainforest in what most people today call Brazil, which is part of the Americas. So, yes, they are Native Americans. But this tribe did not know non-native people until the early 1900's. en dot wikipedia dotorg slash wiki slash Zuruah%C3%A3_people
"Cursed are the naked Indians of the Amazon", said no Jesus ever.
south american tapirs are not endangered. mountain tapirs from malaysia are. and not because of hunting. because of deforestation. give the white man his way in brazil and the indians and tapirs will disappear. this narrative is racist. just look at the tribes who've already been assimilated. they die of disease. they turn to prostitution and slave wage jobs. they turn to drugs and alcohol, forget their language and their vast knowledge of the plants and animals and how to survive in the forest.
that video was made by racist liars, who mistranslated what the indians were saying and even used non-suruwaha indians to pretend they were suruwaha. it's racist propaganda and you bought it. vimeo dot com/14989062
Shall we not fight amongst ourselves? The US now has more Boricua than Borinken does. Why should we not have leaders and representatives here, too? Your leader on the island and these brothers from New York are on the same side. Chiiiiiilllllll. :-)
Christianity has squashed out so much of human spirituality and culture, it's astounding. The Jarawa need Christianity like they need a smallpox epidemic. But dude, they're not being colonized by Christians. They're being conquered by Hindus. Same end result though. They lose their language, their religion, their culture, their knowledge of the flora and fauna of their island, and even their food. They lose balance with nature and become impoverished starving low caste Indians living in filth.
Suraj is the name of a shitty restaurant serving North Indian and Pakistani food in the town I used to live in. Which makes me wonder: Did she google "Indian names" and get confused?
bingo. you don't need to be indian to be indigenous (to somewhere), but it's not necessarily clear-cut what that should mean for those of us who are ethnically and racially mixed (and have been for centuries). and assuming this woman is jewish, her ancestors have been urbanized, and separated from an indigenous lifestyle for longer than just about any other people on the planet.
La lengua oficial es Holandes. Tambien todos hablan la lengua criolla, Sranan Tongo, basado en Ingles, con palabras Africanas, Holandeses, Portugueses. Tambien los descendientes de emigrantes de India hablan Hindi. Los Javaneses hablan Javanes (Indonesio), Los descendentes de esclavos que escapaban tienen 6 lenguas, mas o menos, algunos criollos y unos de Africa (Kwinti/Kromanti). Y hay las lenguas de los Indios que eran alli primeros. Crees que necesitan espanol? Yo creo que no.