Anonymous asked: What's a "white Mexican"? A white-passing Mexican? Or a person of white origins born/living in Mexico? I've never heard the term before.
White Mexicans are exactly what it sounds like. White people born in Mexico.
You probably have never heard of it because of the “raza cósmica” lies a lot of us readily consume. There’s a reason why whiteness, although ever present in Mexico, isn’t spoken about. Instead, everyone speaks of mestizaje.
The notion of mestizaje allows for a select few to claim indigeneity for the sole purpose of power and control, while simultaneously erasing the very present black and indigenous people living in Mexico today.
Mestizaje serves as a derail. There can’t possibly be racism in Mexico if
"everyone" is mixed.
But simply looking at all aspects of society, one quickly realizes that’s not true. The poorest are always the darkest. The lightest always on top.
Whiteness and white supremacy permeate everything in Mexico. And white and light-skinned Mexicans benefit greatly from it.
so fucking important.