By Bernd Reiter,Kimberly Eison Simmons

Indigenous humans and African descendants in Latin the United States and the Caribbean have lengthy been laid low with a social hierarchy proven through elites, by which a few teams have been racialized and others have been normalized. faraway from being “racial paradises” populated by way of an amalgamated “cosmic race” of mulattos and mestizos, Latin the US and the Caribbean have lengthy been websites of transferring exploitative recommendations and ideologies, starting from clinical racism and eugenics to the extra refined respectable denial of racism and ethnic distinction. This publication, one of the first to target African descendants within the area, brings jointly various reflections from students, activists, and investment enterprise representatives operating to finish racism and advertise human rights within the Americas. through concentrating on the methods racism inhibits company between African descendants and the methods African-descendant teams place themselves as a way to triumph over hindrances, this interdisciplinary e-book presents a multi-faceted research of 1 of the gravest modern difficulties within the Americas.

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