Episode 32: "They Got Black Folk There?!" - A Conversation About History and Afro-Latin American Culture w/ Dr. Beau Gaitors

August 22, 2018

  

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

 

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