With the rise of Afro Latino stars such as Cardi B and Amara La Negra, more attention has been given to the culture and experiences of black people outside of the United States and Africa. Today, we add to the conversation by focusing on Afro-Latino history and culture. We interview Dr. Beau Gaitors, an assistant professor of history at Winston-Salem State University in the Department of History, Politics, and Social Justice. We discuss the differences between race and ethnicity (16:46), his research on the historical and contemporary presence of Afro-Latinx people in Mexico (20:30), the importance of learning about the African Diaspora (27:50), and colorism and the erasing of race in Latin America (33:10). Additionally, Dr. Gaitors provides advice about pursuing careers in history (40:52) and reflects on life as a HBCU professor (43:25).
Other Topics Include:
00:30 - Ty and Daphne Discuss Current Events
01:54 - “Oh Lawd” News
09:04 - Introduction of the topic
11:58 - Learn more about Dr. Gaitors’ background
51:30 - A Special Message in to our listeners in Spanish and Portuguese
53:04 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview