why do you call Argentina’s sense of whiteness delusional? This place seems whiter than rice.This article is an example of a conclusion being based on "projected" findings that fit the researcher's (and the author's) narrative, rather than actual evidence. For example: "Delgado and Gomes prefer data from a 2005 study conducted by Afro-descendant researchers that projects 20% of the population as having at least one African forebear." Neither the methodology nor the sample population are explained in further detail, while in the very next line, this is contradicted by the findings of a more scientific study that puts the number at closer to 9%.
I'm all for anything that challenges the Argentines' inflated and sometimes delusional sense of Europeanness or "whiteness," but that also doesn't mean accepting (without evidence) that a large portion of the population is secretly black.
New generation of researchers say country must confront its ‘erasure of blackness’ and the structural racism that exists todaywww.theguardian.com