A derogatory term used to describe newly arrived male Dominicans in NYC from Santo Domingo. The term itself was created by the allready established Dominicans in NYC to put down the newly arrived Dominicans. It was used to distance themselves from the newly arrived Dominicans which they felt were giving them a bad name because of their old world Macho attitude, Drug dealing and Hillbilly style. The word is derived from the Spanish word for Plantain. Which is eaten by most Carribean Latinos, Dominicans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans.
He's a fukin Platano, He's a dumb Plantano, I'm no fukin Platano!
The word itself was used by Puerto Ricans to describe themselves, their Music and culture in NYC in the early 50's. The word is now used to describe the Carribean Spanish people from Puerto Rico, Cuba and Dominican Republic. Which share a similar Culture and Mix of Spanish, African heritage. Mexicans, Central and South Americans are not Latinos. They consider themselves Hispanics and were often offended when referred to as Latinos until it became hip to be considered a Latino. The differentiator seams to be that the Carribean Spanish people (Latinos) are a mixture of Spanish and African Heritage.
Mexican, Central and South Americans (Hispanics) are usually a mixture of Spanish and Indians.
Latin Jazz is a Mixture of Latino influenced Jazz. Brazil is closer to a Latino group and culture due to their Portuguese (Latin) and African Culture closely resembling the Carribean Latinos.
He's Latino, Latino Music, Latino food. I'm a Latino. LatinJazz.