I give credit when it's due and can only say good post. Didn't see this when I was typing, but this was what I was trying to say.I think what needs to be understood is that black people are a diverse people. And that the reason why Afro Carib beans kept more of their African identity has more to do with how slavery was practiced in the islands vs how it was done in the USA than it has to do with anything else.
In America more time was taken to break the African
To add on this, slavetraders sold whole tribes in the Carbibbean, while they seperated tribes in the US. From a slaver's perspective, Americans did a better job of 'breaking negroes in' so to speak. I think this is partly due to the fact that whites actually saw the US as their country and saw a future there while the connection with the old country was stronger for whites in the Caribbean.
It's no coincidence alot of Akan groups were behind successfull revolts. Alot of these captured slaves were soldiers in Africa, so they knew how to use guerilla tactics against these Europeans. In Guyana and Surinam which used to be one country and Jamaica Akan groups could plan revolts because they could communicate with eachother and shared a cultural identity. You still got 'maroon' communities in both these countries. Same goes for Afro-Columbians who came from Congo/ central Africa. In the US slaves on the plantations could be from every corner of Africa, having nothing in common except for their skincolour.
Y'all saying some trill, uplifting, stuff.
But everytime y'all big up and show respect to your own and other cultures from the diaspora.....y'all throw a little shade at someone else.
Everyone still having the discussion is doing it.
Just an observation.
Young ice and elrawd are the same person. I don't know if dude is a lesbian(lmao) but I know cat is a ; canadian, dominican, big ass mole(no diss) face dude that was in love with @pico..