Last weekend in LA Nigeria was playing Honduras in soccer, at the end of the game I had a chance to chop it up with the Honduras players and they were all claiming to be Africans which made me feel good. They got mad when someone made a comment to themthat they weren't Africans one said "I'm African, I'm black that is where I'm from" I was like
I forgot what they said in its entirety but I was shocked that they were very proud of there African roots.
That isn't common with most Afro-Latino's eh?
The fact they were claiming "African" as an identity was good and a leap forward in ideology, especially for people from the "Latin Americas". For them to actually say they were from Africa...claiming it as their homeland, rather than just identifying with micro-nationalism and saying they were "from" Honduras means they must have some pretty advanced ideological training going on in Honduras. Many African/Black people in the former Spanish/Portuguese colonies would never say they are actually "from" Africa, although they may identify as Black. They wouldn't make the qualitative ideological leap to identifying with their continent of origin. Thanks for posting this, it brings a smile to my face also. I will have to tell fellow Pan-Africansists about this one.