How to Be in Another’s Debt

  • Guillermo Rebollo Gil
Part of the New Caribbean Studies book series (NCARS)


Autoethnographic in scope, this chapter analyzes Puerto Rican racism through the lens of whiteness and white privilege as they manifest themselves in the author’s life. In recounting certain events from the author’s schooling and upbringing, the chapter examines the often shielded manner in which racism structures everyday life on the island.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillermo Rebollo Gil
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  1. 1.Universidad del EsteCarolinaPuerto Rico

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