Feliz Domingo! These two have been up since 6:30am. We decided to sneak into the “man cave” while papi is at work. Shhhh!🤫 I love that Eli loves Bizzy and Bella as much as I do!
Side note: We love to teach Eli the importance of our adversity including for all those who have paved the way. Here is the famous 1968 Olympic Games Black Power Salute. Crazy to believe this happened in my home country, Mexico. ✊🏽 -Maria
I am honored, fortunate, and blessed to call this mi #familia. My goal is to expose my sons to their #Mexican 🇲🇽 and #Haitian 🇭🇹 culture, have an understanding of the adversity their parents encountered throughout our lives due to our color of their skins, legal status, and being immigrants. And TWO words to live by: education and work ethic, as nothing will be handed to them.
Many shades, one Love! 😍 -Maria #biracial#manyshades#diversity#Familia#bilingual#christmascards#orgullosa
A little bit of my history. Lately, I have seen a lot of posts about the origin of Dominicans and how they deny the fact they are black or Afro-Latino and how we should acknowledge our 'roots'. It's true, there are plenty of Afro-Latino Dominicans or descendants of Africa.. but that is not our origin. The native people of The Dominican Republic were called Taíno which were indigenous Indians. At the time the island was called Quisqueya or in the Taíno language (Kiskeya), later changed to 'La Isla Españiola' by the Europeans. Before Columbus, the island was inhabited by the Arawak people. Christopher Columbus 1st voyaged in 1492. African slaves began arriving in 1503. We had a history before our own enslavement and our roots go back a lot further than that. Our people are mixed with European, Taíno and African descent. So before you try to discredit or try to tell someone to accept their roots, make sure you know their history. These are my Dominican Ancestors.. we come in all shapes, sizes and flavors. (My Two Grandfathers, My grandmother, my father and mother) truly tired of hearing the phrase 'you don't look like a dominican', assuming we are supposed to look one way is super ignorant. Ok, that's my super short version. Learn your history mi gente because our tribe is amazing 🖖🏽
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