A Taxonomy of Racism from Alvarado to Zimmerman
Thoughts on Hearing About the Jordan Davis Verdict from Guatemala City

Ring, Richard
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/02/26/a-taxonomy-of-racism-from-alvarado-to-zimmerman/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
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 museum’s 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.