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  • Skin color linked to social inequality in contemporary Mexico, study shows

    10/06/2010 9:58:55 AM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies
    American Sociological Association ^ | October 6, 2010 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON, DC, October 6, 2010 — Despite the popular, state-sponsored ideology that denies the existence of prejudice based on racial or skin color differences in Mexico, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin provides evidence of profound social inequality by skin color. According to the study, individuals with darker skin tones have less education, have lower status jobs, are more likely to live in poverty, and are less likely to be affluent. Andrés Villarreal, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Population Research Center affiliate, published his findings in the October 2010 issue of...
  • Racism in Mexico rears its ugly head

    07/05/2010 10:51:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies · 1+ views
    l.a. times ^ | 7/5/10 | Tracy Wilkinson
    Actors in blackface makeup are used during coverage of the World Cup. The broadcasting company says it's just a harmless spoof, but commentators say Mexico as a whole is in denial about racism. Reporting from Mexico City — Every morning during television coverage of the World Cup, on the Mexican equivalent of the "Today" show, co-hosts chat, trade barbs and yuck it up. Behind them, actors in blackface makeup, dressed in fake animal skins and wild "Afro" wigs, gyrate, wave spears and pretend to represent a cartoonish version of South Africa. Yes, in the 21st century, blackface characters on a...