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The visibility of Afro-Mexicans and their constitutional recognition

Journal: International Journal of Arts and Social Science (Vol.3, No. 3)

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Page : 07-107

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N this article I will carry out a review of various aspects that have contributed to the visibility of AfroMexican culture and identity in Cuajinicuilapa, based on data obtained for my PhD thesis (2009) in Anthropological Sciences from the Department of Anthropology at UAM-Iztapalapa, on which my book Afromexicanos: San Nicolás de Tolentino y Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero is based, An interpretation of the various texts of their culture (2017). My fieldwork I carried out during the year 1999 (and, intermittently, between the years 2000 and 2003) both in San Nicolas de Tolentino, as in Cuaji (abbreviation of the municipal head of the municipality of Cuajinicuilapa). The populations of the municipality of Cuajinicuilapa were considered by Gonzalo Aguirre Beltrán as "the remnants of our colonial black population". Likewise, he observed that the Cuileños do not identify with the Africans and contrasts the concept of community that characterizes the indigenous people: "those who never call themselves Mexicans [...]". Blacks […] consider themselves Mexicans […].On their

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