Peter Wade
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University of Manchester, UK


In this selective view of Afrodescendant Studies in Latin America, I start with issues of naming and racial classification, before exploring issues of racial discrimination and racism, and how these are addressed by governments and black social movements. This raises the question of whiteness and privilege. I then review the status of ideologies and practices of mestizaje, in the wake of 30 years of black political mobilization.

Keywords: Afro-Latin, racial discrimination, racism, blacks, Latin America, mestizaje.