By Bernd Reiter,Kimberly Eison Simmons
Indigenous humans and African descendants in Latin the USA and the Caribbean have lengthy been stricken by a social hierarchy validated by way of elites, during which a few teams have been racialized and others have been normalized. faraway from being “racial paradises” populated via an amalgamated “cosmic race” of mulattos and mestizos, Latin the USA and the Caribbean have lengthy been websites of moving exploitative ideas and ideologies, starting from clinical racism and eugenics to the extra subtle legit denial of racism and ethnic distinction. This e-book, one of the first to target African descendants within the quarter, brings jointly various reflections from students, activists, and investment enterprise representatives operating to finish racism and advertise human rights within the Americas. by way of concentrating on the methods racism inhibits service provider between African descendants and the methods African-descendant teams place themselves which will triumph over stumbling blocks, this interdisciplinary ebook offers a multi-faceted research of 1 of the gravest modern difficulties within the Americas.
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Afrodescendants, Identity, and the Struggle for Development in the Americas (Ruth Simms Hamilton African Diaspora) by Bernd Reiter,Kimberly Eison Simmons