A Taxonomy of Racism from Alvarado to Zimmerman
Thoughts on Hearing About the Jordan Davis Verdict from Guatemala City
Date Written: 26/02/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX15963
Last week our delegation from School of the Americas Watch made a visit to the Casa de la Memoria, or House of Memory, a new museum here in Guatemala City. What first caught my eye was a poster of early Spanish classifications of racial castes. It is the museums answer to the racist notion taught in schools here, that after the Spaniards arrival there was a mixing of cultures, kind of like peanut meets chocolate, or hip-hop meets jazz, to produce something new and beautiful Guatemalan, or at least Ladino, culture.