Brown Pride relates that that “racism in Mexico, both against blacks and dark-skinned indigenous Indians, has a long history. Mexico’s colonial past has left its mark on modern-day society. Prejudice toward “pureblood” Indians from those who are “mixed-blood” (Spanish and Indian) is rife. Almost uniformly, people who are darker-skinned and of Indian descent make up the peasantry and working classes, while lighter-skinned, Spanish-descent Mexicans are in the ruling elite. Fox himself comes from that background, as his appearance makes evident. This inequality may explain in part why the majority of immigrants coming into the United States fall into the darker-skinned category. Beyond the failure of the Mexican government to sustain a decent economy, darker-skinned Mexicans have a difficult time getting work because of job discrimination.”
And here’s an account–evidently quite typical– by Anthony DePalma, from Mexico Honors Indians of the Past? (this account is from ’04, but the situation is unchanged): “Shrouded in mystery and myth, the heroes of Mexico’s Aztec past are honoured in glorious monuments all over the country… But the living descendants of Montezuma are not allowed to eat in some of Mexico City’s best restaurants. Although all Mexicans are considered equal under the country’s constitution, Mexican society remains deeply divided on racial lines.”
This is another observation from the Dallas Morning News: “…Foreigners in Mexico City who look at Mexican television—or movies or magazines or anything with human faces on it—could be excused for thinking they had landed in a European city. Officially, Mexico’s population is mestizaje—a mixture of White and Indian, or mestizos. But the country’s political, business, social and cultural elite is dominated by White descendants of Spanish conquistadors, while mixed-race, indigenous and Black people generally are relegated to supporting roles in society. Mexico has taken major steps toward democracy but lags significantly on civil rights, analysts say. The nation, they say, harbors racism and is years away from addressing it because few in positions of power understand or even acknowledge the situation, and many of those affected by it have long accepted the status quo…”
There are numerous other articles and stories about White Mexico trying to achieve a racial state by encouraging a huge portion of its population to move north across the border. I wonder how all these pro-illegal alien groups would explain their collusion in that?
Here’s some more links on the subject:
Mexican officials could use lessons in racial sensitivity
Mexico denies stamps are racist
Mexico issues racist stamps
Brown Mexicans face racism in Mexico; and blacks in Mexico? Here are official Mexican government stamps–they ought to give you an idea.
Update: Racism in Mexico.