Stratification by Skin Color in Contemporary Mexico

  title={Stratification by Skin Color in Contemporary Mexico},
  author={Andr{\'e}s Villarreal},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={652 - 678}
  • A. Villarreal
  • Published 21 September 2010
  • Political Science
  • American Sociological Review
Latin America is often used as a backdrop against which U.S. race relations are compared. Yet research on race in Latin America focuses almost exclusively on countries in the region with a large recognized presence of individuals of African descent such as Brazil. Racial categories in these countries are based on skin color distinctions along a black-white continuum. By contrast, the main socially recognized ethnic distinction in Indo-Latin American countries such as Mexico, between indigenous… 

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