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August 12, 2017

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Of course there is racism in Mexico. The best example of this phenomenon in Mexican culture are the "telenovelas", where the central characters are usually interpreted by Criollo Mexicans and Argentineans (eg fair-skinned), leaving darker Mexicans for the roles of servants or "bad guys".

On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that this is a cultural feature inherited from the Spanish colonial days, when only the Criollos and Peninsulares could aspire to large tracts of land or the highest administrative positions in the colony; the rest had to settle for work as employees, while those with Native American or African ancestry were relegated to the bottom of the social pyramid.

Really, it is a very old problem which is very difficult to eradicate, and as the Charlottesville protests and counter-protests made clear last weekend, even more progressive countries still have to deal with this issue.

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