‘Negro’- Examining Color in Latin America
The one-drop rule of hypodescent only existed in the United States. The rest of the Americas did not and still does not classify race in the same way. Color in Latin America is more complex than American-centric categorizations of black and white, it is a color continuum schema, with a myriad of color descriptors. Brazil has over 100 color classifications. Below are some color descriptors in the Dominican Republic, there are more.
Color and african-descendant identity is examined in Latin America. How are race and color viewed? What connections do African-descendants and in Latin America share with African-descendants in the U.S.? Latinos and Afro-Americans share their stories.
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