Do you know about the Garifunas? - Resources for your Spanish Classroom
Español Santillana High School Level 2 Activity
The Garifunas are descendants of West African, Central African, Island Carib, and Arawak people. Today the Garifunas live primarily in Central America along the Caribbean Coast in Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras, including the mainland, and on the island of Roatán. In the United States, they live particularly in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and other major cities.
You may watch this video with your class, which explains the difficulty they have in classifying their race/ethnicity because their culture is already inherently a mix of a variety of ethnicities.
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