Talk:Francisco del Rosario Sánchez

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chill with the edit wars 05:39, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Removal of biased comments[edit]

This article seems to have been included in the series of Dominican topics that one (several?) wikipedia editor is using to promote a supposedly racist beginning of the Dominican Republic. Dominican (talk) 01:16, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Rosario Sánchez's parents were of partially African ancestry[edit]

I think it is important to recognize the Afro-Dominican identity of Rosario Sánchez. His mother, Olaya del Rosario, was a _pardo libre_ according to her baptismal record, which means mixed-race and in the Dominican context mixed African-European. His father may also have been of partially African ancestry. Rosario Sánchez himself was recognized during his life as a person of mixed race. As with other Afro-Latino heroes of the 19th century independence struggles - like Morelos and Guerrero in Mexico, Rivadavia in Argentina, Piar in Venezuela, Padilla in Colombia - he was posthumously "whitened" to make him, and by extension the nation, more acceptable and "civilized" in the eyes of the North Americans and Europeans. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stewart king (talkcontribs) 05:20, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

How on Earth can Rosario Sanchez be an Afro-Latino, if you just stated he's of mixed lineage? Any Latin American leader of the 19th century with sub-Saharan black ancestry would be considered an Afro-Latino, then. Why is the One Drop rule being implemented, again? There's not much to "whiten" if the man has European ancestry and (probably) identified himself mixed/Mulatto. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kzp1990 (talkcontribs) 00:23, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Concerning: "He was the son of Afro-Dominican parents, Narciso Sánchez and Olaya Del Rosario, who were not married at the time of his birth." The term Afro-Dominican is not well defined...may mean different things to different people...Furthermore, that Sanchez had some black African ancestry is easy to believe from his facial features...however a citation to a credible source should be provided...Otherwise, it is only a conjecture...Most likely he was of mixed heritage, including black African, European, and possibly (although less likely) Amerindian. Anyhow, the biography of one of the founding fathers of the Dominican Rep. should NOT be used by interested parties to advance a political agenda, even if the agenda is/were otherwise non-objectionable. Virgrod (talk) 00:25, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

The "real" founding father[edit]

The statement "This is why he is considered the "real" founding father of the Dominican Republic by many authors." is at best highly speculative, if not inflammatory...Furthermore, it should provide a source (WHICH authors??)...Dominicans widely list their founding fathers as Duarte, Sanchez, and Mella...The non-alphabetical listing is intended to reflect the importance of their contributions, although all THREE are founding fathers... Virgrod (talk) 00:33, 22 April 2014 (UTC)