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Students of Color in Mexico

Posted on October 14, 2020


Mexico is a very racially mixed country with the majority of the population being mestizo, a mix of Spanish and Amerindian ancestry. Ever since the Spanish conquest, race relations have had a long and complicated history in Mexico. Afro-Mexicans make up just about 1% of Mexico’s total population, about 1.4 million people. The Afro-Mexican population is mostly located in communities in Costa Chica along the county’s southern coast.

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