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Argentina's black players: A WaPo article on race revisited

Sunday, December 11th 2022 - 09:22 UTC
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By Mordechai Taji - A Washington Post article last week resurfaced the issue that Argentina's national football team featured no black players, as opposed to Germany, Spain, France, and other European squads. Read full article


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  • FitzRoy

    149493 is closer to 0.3% of the population.

    Dec 11th, 2022 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Tænk

    Well done..., Mr. FitzRoy...

    -You may not be the best in impartial geopolitical analysis or unbiased Brutish Colonial history..., but your arithmetics are impeccable...

    Dec 11th, 2022 - 12:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    And why don't you give us your expert analysis on the subject, Mr. Stink ?

    Dec 11th, 2022 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk


    Fact is that with only 0.3% of the Argie population in possession of any African DNA... them Engrish can now relax...
    There ain't no risk for them to meet no Argie Aurélien Djani TCHOUAMÉNI in the final ... ;-)))

    - Speaking about them Engrish relaxing and not facing any peril...
    - I wonder how their own PenguinPress missed this three (3) days old interview..., given by the Argie President to a little Yankee newspaper called ”The Financial Times...
    (Mayhaps..., them Engrish can't understand Yankee Engrish...???)
    PenguinPress is else..., always sooooooo vigilant over any microscopic possibility of us Argies wanting to buy anything that flies... ;-)

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    Dec 11th, 2022 - 06:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pytangua

    The criticism by local journalists is valid as there are now very few black people in Argentina. But of more interest is that the vast majority of the estimated 35,000 - 40,000 Argentine fans who were able to travel to Qatar are whiter than white, reflecting the ethnic composition of the elite. Even more interesting was the 'Ecuadorians' on and off the pitch. While almost the whole team on the pitch were black (m]not mestizos nor morochos), almost all thr fan watching the team were white, not mestizos. Time Latin America stops being in denial about the cross-over between ethnicity and social class. And I haven't even mentioned Brazil!

    Dec 11th, 2022 - 09:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Trimonde

    So bloody fed up with these Anglo woke ideologies fascist impositions!!

    So you're supposed to have noun category people (blacks, not African race people) because they belong to that created social category called “black”, and NOT because they are good football players???

    Worry about fulfilling your own ludicrous agenda, hire some “trans people” in your teams, and leave the world alone with your fu%&% crazy ass koo koo crap

    Dec 12th, 2022 - 02:20 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Terence Hill

    “With only 0.3% of the Argie population in possession of any African DNA”

    ”At the end of the colonial period, Blacks constituted approximately a third of the urban population. According to the census of 1887 and the opinions of contemporary observers, the urban Black population declined numerically to by the end of the century. How did the Black population of Buenos Aires disappear?
    It is widely reported that president of Argentina from 1868 to 1874, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, undertook a ‘covert genocide’ that wiped out the Afro-Argentinean population to the point that by 1875, there were so little Black people left in Argentina that the government didn’t even bother registering African-descendants in the national census.”

    “By the late 1700s nearly 50 percent of the population in the interior of the country was black, and between 30 and 40 percent of the population of Buenos Aires was black or mulatto,” reported The Root.
    https ://

    Dec 12th, 2022 - 11:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tænk


    This humble Patagonian has some decades of horsemanship &fly-fishing experience in the United States Northwest territories...

    That fact allows me to aseverate* that...:
    - It is as easy to meet an American-Afro on the Argie streets of Buenos Aires..., Rosario or Cordoba...............
    As it is easy to meet an American-Afro on the Yankee streets of Helena (MT)..., Boise (ID) or Cheyenne (WY)...

    *(Backed..., of course..., by current..., mathematically correct..., black statistics... :-)


    Dec 12th, 2022 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Terence Hill

    “Us Argies wanting to buy anything that flies...”

    What is certainly true is when you are unable to refute the facts that support the contention, that Argentina committed genocide, you fall back on the old argumentum ad hominem.

    Dec 12th, 2022 - 12:21 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • imoyaro

    Funny that the the genocidal Trimonstruosidades and his dipsomaniacal sid

    Dec 15th, 2022 - 11:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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