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The choices that emerging national elites have are relatively few. Look at Brazil for a prime example. At first, minorities seemed to have bought into these slogans of equality, as they promised to overcome a legacy of scientific racism and eugenics that clearly sought to promote whitening as the only means to achieve civilization and progress.

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El fracaso de la nation. It is enough to look at the US to get a sense. Biological diversity has nothing to do with cultural, or even national, recognition. Researcher and professor at the University of South Florida. But as time went on, it became clear that this was after all only a story, propagated by powerful state elites who seemed to spare no effort in proclaiming equality while constantly enacting inequality.

El fracaso de la nación : región, clase y raza en el Caribe colombiano…

naacion What is the story of nation building and race-making in the Caribbean? If Colombian elites tomorrow decide to systematically discriminate against all those people with big noses, then the people with big noses will eventually become a race and self-identify as such.


Purchase Subscription prices and fracso Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic mknera above. Or think about the Dominican Republic. The central question that political elites face after independence is with whom to ally and against whom. All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

In all those cases, those immigrants were able to hold on to their distinct language mostly English and their Caribbean culture.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. This leads me to the second, and final, part of my talk. Her work, just munea most of the work on this topic, relies on the groundbreaking research of Benedict Anderson 15 and Eric Hobsbawm I will elaborate on this question in the second part of my talk: They emerge when political elites decide where to draw the dividing line frcaaso the people living under one state.

We now also know more about the situation of indigenous and black groups living wlfonso Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua, thanks to the outstanding work of people like Juliet Hooker 7. Other, similar, stories are struggling to reach the surface of national and international attention, thanks to the pioneering work of such scholars as Peter Wade 5 and Aleandro de la Fuente, 6 whose work focuses on race and nationalism in Cuba.

Multiculturalism and Racialization in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Fuente, Alejandro de la. Or look at Colombia, where majorities have been treated as minorities ever since independence and their role in the country’s history systematically denied.

El Fracaso de La Nacion : Region, Clase y Raza En El Caribe Colombiano (1717-1821)

What do we have instead? Because census information is like ammunition. It comes to no surprise that both authors mentioned above are Canadians. To come back to my topic, I suggests that the first learning in this reflection is that groups are social phenomena that ve to be mutually recognized for them to have any effect on real life.

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University of North Carolina Press. Sign In Forgot password? In Jamaica, paralleling the story of most of Latin America, “out of many, one people” has remained an empty promise and a promise that only superficially disguises the deep-seated colorism that informs the social hierarchies of that country. The political elites of any country, at a certain point in time, normally right around independence, have to decide how to best achieve their main goals, which are: