5. How is the syncretic nature of Santeria, Rastafari, and Candomble reflective of the experiences of the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean?

1. The distinction between Negro and Indio in the Dominican Republic relays an understanding of Blackness as based on Spanish-heritage regardless of phenotypic expression. How do you believe the colonial period has impacted race relations in the Spanish- speaking Americas, and the world at large? 2. What has led to the pluralization of Blackness in Brazil, and how does this history impact race relations today? 3.What were your impressions of the film Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti? 4. In Cuba, nationalism, rather than race (or ethnicity), is the primary motivator for political movements. What, in your opinion, are BOTH positive and negative effects of utilizing nationalism to guide political movements?