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Afro-Mexico: Blacks, Indígenas, Politics, and the Greater Diaspora

  • Bobby Vaughn

Abstract

Mexican scholarly, political, and popular discourses have grappled with the race question since the inception of the colonial project in 1519. The arrival of European conquistadors in the indigenous continent forced a cultural encounter that has had fundamental and enduring ramifications. Indeed, most Mexican nationalist ideology grapples simultaneously with at least two questions in this regard. First, how should the indígena be situated in the narrative of the imagined community’s (Anderson, 1991) origin? This is essentially a discourse about the past. Second, the question of the role that contemporary indigenous peoples play in present and future Mexico has been of major concern.

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Indigenous People Mexico City Black People African Descent Social Race 
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