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A Safe Place to Talk About Race

A Safe Place to Talk About Race

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November 12th 2012:Sex and Race in Latin America

Encouraging interracial relationships, or ‘race mixing’ in some Latin American countries such as Brazil and Colombia, are often believed to be examples of how to solve racism. Race is not considered a problem because everyone is ‘mixed’. Unlike the United States, some countries have historically promoted interracial marriages and relationships among African, Indigenous, and European people. Does ‘race mixing’ create racial tolerance and harmony in some Latin American countries? Truth or myth? Do sex and race often feed on each other, and find an uneasy way to coexist in the same space? Some

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Peter Wade

Peter Wade is currently Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester in England. Since 1988, he has done several spells of fieldwork in Colombia, looking at the Black social movement and constitutional reform, and tracing the social history of Colombian popular music in the twentieth century and its connections with ideas about nation and race. More recently, he has been exploring the construction of nature, biology, genetics and culture in ideas about race. His publications include Blackness and Race Mixture (1993), Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (2nd edition, 2010), Music, Race and Nation: Música Tropical in Colombia (2000), Race, Nature and Culture: An Anthropolo
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