Blackness and Race Mixture: The Dynamics of Racial Identity in Colombia

  title={Blackness and Race Mixture: The Dynamics of Racial Identity in Colombia},
  author={Peter Wade},
  • P. Wade
  • Published 1 September 1995
  • Sociology
The idea of "racial democracy" in Latin American populations has traditionally assumed that class is a more significant factor than race. But, despite the emergence of a "mesitizo" class - people who are culturally and racially mixed in the broadest sense - there remains a complex discrimination against blacks. To explain this phenomenon, Peter Wade focuses on the black population of the Choco province in Colombia - an area where the typical Latin American ambiguity surrounding racial identity… 
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