The Hidden History of Black Argentina


This subject got a well informed workout in another thread that's still here on BA Expat "Rasism in Argentina"

Pierre Smith

Yeah, I seem to recall that the conclusion was that - whatever anyone else from different countries thinks about it - the very small black population was generally folded into the genetic tapestry of lower class Argentines, and pretty much nobody wants to admit or remember any part of it. So, in many ways, this America-derived racial sensitivity is a solution looking for a problem - that is, however "problematic" people might find Argentina's history on the blacks, including even some Argentines, it's just not really something that 95% of Argentines, including and especially those with African blood, really want to talk at all about. At least, that's what I seem to recall as being the conclusion to the last discussion on this topic.