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Travels to Argentina: Racism in Cordoba

Okay, didn’t look at your photo I apologize sir. I also am not going to go back and forth with you about this because I was merely giving an account of my experience. If you reread my first post patiently and in its totality you will see that not once did I call Argentina racist or anything. But just as you said being called “negra” isn’t racist (I mentioned that as well), but in my informed opinion, it is irrelevant to my beauty. So if someone would like to call me beautiful they may do so, but that has nothing to do with my being Black. 

My experience has nothing to do with Argentina being racist or Argentines being racist because I clearly don’t think that. I KNOW that there are racist people all over the Americas and the world and as a Black person (you are White so I cannot expect you to understand this) my race is particularly important to me and I don’t take it lightly when I feel it is being degraded or used as something it is not. After all, Black is beautiful, so why say both?

I can’t expect you to understand, so say what you please, but I will speak from what I know and you may speak from what you know. If you do some research you will see that on my personal blog (not the Argentina one) I also speak a lot about racism and race…in the USA, but I am certainly not calling the USA racist and nor am I doing that to Argentina. Just because I am blogging about Argentina doesn’t mean my interests and concerns about race will cease. 

So please, take a step back, reread, research,and respect. That is something we are all taught, right?



I can’t see why you won’t be going “back and forth” with this sort of discussion, since it’s a very rich one. Perhaps you’re a little over sensitive as I said and you feel like answering like this because someone just give you his opinion and it’s one you don’t like.

I’m not black, but I’m very aware of what black people have suffered, so don’t try to make me look as a person who because is white would not know how it feels. That’s pathetic. My grandfather was of mixed native and white origins and he would often –when he was a child and worked at a store- get jokes about his skin color, which perhaps weren’t intended to sound racist at all, but made quite an impact on him too. “So please”, don’t.

Then you say black is beautiful but being called “negra” when someone is making you some kind of compliment, just can’t be tolerated. This is so strange; but I get the overall idea. Again, you feel the need to tell me what to do. “Reread, research, and take a step back”; I will only take a step back because it’s useless talking to a person who likes to talk like this after I told her my first text may have been quite crossed but apologized for it. It seems you’re stuck in your arrogance, and I don’t like discussing with people who feel the need of telling someone what to do all the time. Again, the matter of respect, I guess the one who needs to reread is you then (but of course, I’m not going to tell you what to you as you will not tell me what to do), cause I didn’t disrespect you at all. It was my opinion and if you didn’t like it, well… What can I do?

Nobody says you’re not freely able to blog of whatever you like to blog, but you can’t deny someone from replying to you because of a title which sounded alarmist. That doesn’t sound very democratic to me. It’s like the only one who’s right here is you, and I’m mistaken in every way. Or at least, that’s what I get from what I’m reading. I have the right to give my opinion and I will if I can. And nobody will stop me from doing this.  However, as a sum up of this nice discussion (Hey don’t get me wrong, I think it was a beautiful and respectful one. It’s a shame you didn’t.), I want to say that I hope you will not receive any other “racist” comment like those you have been made anymore.

Take care.

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Travels to Argentina: Racism in Cordoba

blackbeauty-cm3:

sonofamustangford:

ladycamilleinargentina:

Okay so I love Cordoba, it is beautiful and I am having a blast here.

There is literally only one thing that makes me miss the United States which is surprising because I have experienced racism there as well, things that I thought could never be topped!

First off, the cat calls. I understand…




I don’t think people in Córdoba are racist. Some may be, but generalizing… Well, that to me is just idiotic. You’re being told “negra” so much, cause here that word’s not - as it’s in the usa-, taken as a racist comment. Especially in Córdoba. You have to bear in mind Argentina never segrated people or anything like that and besides that, you should also know that Argentina abolished slavery way before the USA. A major fact of Argentina not being the home of so many black people as it’s the usa, is cause slavery was not a bussiness here. So racism against black people here is quite a rare thing. Telling someone negro/a, here is a sort of a friendly nickname, which is not in your country of course. People may call negro a white person. Mercedes Sosa, a famous Argentine singer was called negra, even thou she was white and she didn’t take it as an insult. No one uses the word “negro” to refer to someone in a racist comment here, except to those people who belong to the lowest sectors of society, most of whom are permantly accussed of robbery and stuff and are not african argentines. I’ve seen many posts of people complaining a lot of Argentina. There was once here in tumblr, a person who even complained that greek yogurt wasn’t the same in Argentina as in the USA. People complain a lot, but they don’t even try to understand Argentine culture, they just think it will be the same as the place the live in. And that, that my friend is a huge mistake. Also, you’re considering all Cordoba racist just because of what two or three people yelled at you on the streets, because a guy- whom you refused talking to in a discotheque-, (who was probably drunk) told you to go to your country, and finally because an idiot made some comments about black gangster people, (which - no offense-, but the fault of black people being seen like that does not have to do anything with Argentina, but with the USA cinematography industry).?
Besides, if someone here thought you were from Africa, that person is probably an ignorant. Just as some ignorants in the USA think all arabic people are terrorists.

Finally you make a comment about HOW different it’s the USA from Argentina, about how people there care a lot about immigrants and stuff. Then, why does the KKK still exists? Here there is not KKK lady, and there’s not also a border which if you cross it you’ll probably get shot. Please, think before you make such an statement, cause you’re basically calling Argentina a racist country, which is not. Again, as I told you before: some people may be, some may not. Generalizing is idiotic. No offense, but I admit my country’s got some faults just as yours have, but don’t acusse all the people of Cordoba and Argentina of being racist.

First of all “lady” don’t be disrespectful because you don’t know me, and frankly this blog wasn’t made for you.

Secondly I never said Argentina is a racist country, did I? So “basically” I didn’t “call Argentina a racist country.” Please don’t put words in my mouth. I also never said there was any huge difference between Argentina and the USA because their isn’t, both places are a part of Western Occidental culture and have similar stories of colonization and independence. 

Yes the KKK does still exist in the United States because there are still very racist people there, just like in Argentina. I was just giving three accounts of my experience here in Cordoba as an African American. If you can’t appreciate that, then don’t look at my blog. Obviously if I believed that the “country is racist” I would not be here anymore. There is racism everywhere, especially in Western culture, there is no denying that, so please if you misunderstood, feel free to reread my post without being defensive because I never called your country racist and nor did I say the USA is better in any way.

The culture of respect that I was talking about is a very North American thing having to do with the fact that there are so many different races in the USA to be accommodated. Argentine people, in my experience, have not been taught that same respect, why? Because there is very little racial variety here.

Lastly, you are VERY WRONG about there never being racial segregation here. Why, if I may ask, do you think that Argentina compared to all of the surrounding and nearby countries (for example: Bolivia, Peru,Brazil, Chile) has the smallest indigenous population? That is because what you all refer to as the “desert” which means a place that is deserted where there are no inhabitants, is actually inhabited by all of the dark-skinned indigenous Argentinian people who are the descendants of African slaves. Guess what? I am the descendant of African slaves as well. That seems like racial segregation to me, whether you are willing to admit it or not, that is totally up to you. 





First things first, I’m not a “lady”, I am a man. Second, I never meant to be disrespectful and neither do I think I was, I was just trying to make some things clear for you since you may not understand Argentine culture yet and that’s why you feel like making such a tremendous title out of two or three people who have insulted you. But, you’re in your right to do so. However, the title still sounds quite alarmist to me, and if you feel offended by what I wrote, then probably I must have some right on what I’m saying or either you wouldn’t feel the need to answer like this, which may also be considered a disrespectful answer.

Again, this blog may not be for aimed for me, but still I feel the need to make some things clear for you because you’re clearly mistaken. If you put in contrast- as you do in your post-, that in the USA you wouldn’t speak such talk about your race as what you heard in Cordoba; that’s practically saying Argentina is a racist country, since Cordoba is part of Argentina, you know.  I appreciate the fact that you account your experience of being an African American in Argentina, I really do; but perhaps you’re getting  a little over sensitive about little facts no one would care, cause as I said, being called “negro” here - and particularly in Cordoba- is not an offensive word. No one would even think of calling you “negra”, in a disrespectful way. No one. 

It seems you just take out the most serious parts of my text, and don’t appreciate the little details I point out, which is a shame but makes us both look as if we “don’t appreciate” what the other says. That place we call “desert”- of course this is only according to you- is full of indigenous people of course- and I’m very aware of it-, most of whom have black skin, but are not descendants of black African people. They’re just indigenous people. Still, there’re lots of mixed race people here- not African Argentines- but Argentines of black heritage, of course. And with this last statement I want to point out to you, that there’s quite a racial variety here. Of course it’s not as big as in the USA, but you can’t say Argentine people weren’t thought to respect the same way as a United States Citizen, because basically you don’t know every Argentine person.  It’s a shame some Argentine’s won’t see them though (here when you mention this fact, you try to make me look - or this is perhaps my imagination- as if I was one of those too, but I’m not I’m very aware of my culture). Some people may not see them, perhaps, just because of the fact brown colored people may not be considered “black” to the Argentines or maybe because of the fact skin is not a major problem here so people don’t make any distinction. Again, of course there are those who do, but those kinds of people are in every country.  

As regards population terms, Argentina does not have the smallest population of indigenous people; there are other countries in the Americas which do, as the USA for instance. You have to bear in mind Argentina has a hell of an inferior population than the USA. And to be honest, for if you haven’t noticed many of us Argentine have a percentage of native genes in us. I, myself have native blood in me even though I’m white. There are around 600.000 native people in Argentina, and that’s counting all the aboriginal communities in Argentina. I’m sure if they made another research they would probably find more because as I said, we all have some native blood on us.

Coming back to indigenous people here, as you may know, there has been several campaigns, such as in the USA, to make the natives leave their lands and Argentina was not exception to that. Many of them were killed, but they were never prohibited to drink water from the white folk’s places or being made to travel at the back of the buses and neither were they burned to death. And neither was that done to black people. So yeah, basically I’m not VERY WRONG about that there was no segregation here. The fact indigenous people live in those places called “desert” as you point out (a word I would never use considering I don’t see the rest of Argentina -besides the most populous places-, as a desert. Clearly there are some people who do, and one of them is you since I never said that. Actually, didn’t you mention something about “not putting words in someone else’s mouth”?), is because they like it so, and nobody has ever forced them to leave their lands, not after those infamous “Desert campaigns” which killed thousands of them. It was rather the opposite, instead of taking them lands, they were given and now they live in peace in their place. I’m not saying their situation is better than most of Argentines, cause I would be lying. There’s still lot to improve and I would do it if I had the power to do so, but I’m no politician and I don’t like politics either.

The culture of respect is not a very North American thing. Respect is a common thing which concerns us all. We Argentine people are also very respectful of other races, and cultures. But as I said, generalizing is idiotic. And finally, I’m not being defensive at all I just wanted – as I stated- to make some things clear to you. I apologize if I sounded rude. It was clearly not my intention, I just felt you were generalizing and seeing all the posts of people who come here and like to trash the country makes one feel the need to reply and tell them: “Argentina is not Disneyland, but neither is your country”. Hope you understand. Take care.

Travels to Argentina: Racism in Cordoba

ladycamilleinargentina:

Okay so I love Cordoba, it is beautiful and I am having a blast here.

There is literally only one thing that makes me miss the United States which is surprising because I have experienced racism there as well, things that I thought could never be topped!

First off, the cat calls. I understand…




I don’t think people in Córdoba are racist. Some may be, but generalizing… Well, that to me is just idiotic. You’re being told “negra” so much, cause here that word’s not - as it’s in the usa-, taken as a racist comment. Especially in Córdoba. You have to bear in mind Argentina never segrated people or anything like that and besides that, you should also know that Argentina abolished slavery way before the USA. A major fact of Argentina not being the home of so many black people as it’s the usa, is cause slavery was not a bussiness here. So racism against black people here is quite a rare thing. Telling someone negro/a, here is a sort of a friendly nickname, which is not in your country of course. People may call negro a white person. Mercedes Sosa, a famous Argentine singer was called negra, even thou she was white and she didn’t take it as an insult. No one uses the word “negro” to refer to someone in a racist comment here, except to those people who belong to the lowest sectors of society, most of whom are permantly accussed of robbery and stuff and are not african argentines. I’ve seen many posts of people complaining a lot of Argentina. There was once here in tumblr, a person who even complained that greek yogurt wasn’t the same in Argentina as in the USA. People complain a lot, but they don’t even try to understand Argentine culture, they just think it will be the same as the place the live in. And that, that my friend is a huge mistake. Also, you’re considering all Cordoba racist just because of what two or three people yelled at you on the streets, because a guy- whom you refused talking to in a discotheque-, (who was probably drunk) told you to go to your country, and finally because an idiot made some comments about black gangster people, (which - no offense-, but the fault of black people being seen like that does not have to do anything with Argentina, but with the USA cinematography industry).?
Besides, if someone here thought you were from Africa, that person is probably an ignorant. Just as some ignorants in the USA think all arabic people are terrorists.

Finally you make a comment about HOW different it’s the USA from Argentina, about how people there care a lot about immigrants and stuff. Then, why does the KKK still exists? Here there is not KKK lady, and there’s not also a border which if you cross it you’ll probably get shot. Please, think before you make such an statement, cause you’re basically calling Argentina a racist country, which is not. Again, as I told you before: some people may be, some may not. Generalizing is idiotic. No offense, but I admit my country’s got some faults just as yours have, but don’t acusse all the people of Cordoba and Argentina of being racist.

chernova:

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Yerba Mate.

So many people have started to drink Yerba Mate. It makes me so happy that’s finally starting to have some popularity outside Argentina. Good for you people.

katherinecordelia:

Stairway to Stoya on We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/42788339/via/lirisaraujoxxx
unypl:

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theinnocentcanneverlast:

so i’m going to argentina this summer and staying there for about a year… i’m gonna go to school and i think it’s like in provincia de buenos aires and la pampa province.. anything i should know?? tell me something about argentina!! x

Just be respectful to Argentina’s culture. You won’t have any problems.

Maggie Q.

Is there any Maggie Q photo on Tumblr. that is not overly photoshopped? Damn!