Afro-Mexicano symposium: An introduction


Journal Article

The very construction of the notion of the "mestizo" ("mestizaje") as the Mexican racial archetype-an admixture of Spanish ancestry and native ancestry-systematically omits the African origins of the Mexican population. Based upon longstanding American norms of race classification, there are regions of Mexico where people bear a phenotypical resemblance to African Americans. These include Veracruz, Oaxaca, and the Costa Chica zones in particular. Thus, it continues to be critical to recover Mexico's African past or, more precisely, Mexico's history as a black country.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Darity, W

Published Date

  • January 1, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 47 - 48

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0034-6446

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s12114-005-1031-9

Citation Source

  • Scopus