Published On: Sat, Feb 23rd, 2013

Latino Quote Of The Day™ by Dr. Maria Jimenez Roman

mex“Mexico’s African presence has been relegated to an obscured slave past, pushed aside in the interest of a national identity based on a mixture of indigenous and European cultural mestizaje. In practice, this ideology of “racial democracy” favors the European presence; too often the nation’s glorious indigenous past is reduced to folklore and ceremonial showcasing.”

–  Dr. Maria Jimenez Roman, Afro-Puerto Rican scholar in race and ethnicity.


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Latino Quote Of The Day™ by Dr. Maria Jimenez Roman