Ethnic Politics

The incorporation of indigenous people into the political scene has been marked by disadvantages and inequality. They have been excluded and their needs ignored for centuries.  There have been some recent developments and efforts to incorporate and convert them into…

The Indigenous peoples’ politics

As far indigenous people seem to go, they’ve always seem to end up with the “short end of the stick” when it comes to political movements and protection rights. This case is no different in Latin America. Even though they…

Race still matters in Latin American countries

Race still matters in Latin American countries. What I found ridiculous was that Latin American Politicians held up mixed-race citizens as a national ideal. These leaders were promoting racial mixing as a means to “whiten” the population. I believe that…

Ethnic Politics

Ethnic Politics

Varying levels of racial inequality have existed for many years in Latin America and have often been pushed aside to make way for “greater,” more pressing issues. As Deborah Yashar describes in one of this week’s readings, “although Latin America…

Race in Latin America

Over the last decades the political power and representation of marginalized ethnic groups in Latin America has drastically increased, but to understand why these groups had previously marginalized, we must look back into Latin American history. Historically, independence movements (such…

Ethnic Politics

There is a distinct difference between movements for the sake of socioeconomic equality and movements for the sake of ethnic or racial equality, although the two often get lumped together. Whether this is an attempt to mute the voice of…

Indigenous People

Indigenous people makes up a significant portion of the total global population. According to “FirstPeoples.Org”, there are about 5,000 different tribes that total around 400 million people in more than 90 countries. This translates to approximately 6% of the human…