“Indio” being not-black in Dominican Republic

An interesting look at the construction of race through the island of Hispaniola – In the Dominican Republic, there is Cristóbal Colón, Black is Indio and Spain is homeland. In Haiti, there are revolutionaries – Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Henri Christophe, Black is Black and Africa is where I came from. Ok its a bit more complex than that but the point remains and try to ignore the irritating narration by Henry Louis Gates!

Watch the full episode. See more Black in Latin America.