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Addressing Anti-Blackness Within The Latinx Community Resources

Below is a compiled (but not exhaustive) list of various resources that help address anti-Blackness within the Latinx community. This list was compiled exclusively for SAC by Dr. Claudia García-Louis.


Chesnutt, C. W. (1898). The wife of his youth.

Cruz-Janzen, M. I. (2002). Lives on the crossfire: The struggle of multiethnic and multiracial latinos for identity in a dichotomous and racialized world. Race, Gender & Class, 9(2), 47–62. 

Flores, J., & Jiménez Román, M. (2009). Triple-consciousness? Approaches to Afro-Latino culture in the United States. Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, 4(3), 319–328. 

García-Louis, C. (2020) Recuperando nuestra identidad: AfroLatinx students decolonizing their African lineage, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

García-Louis, C. (2018). Ni Latino, ni Negro: The (in)visibility of AfroLatino males in higher education research. Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity, 4(1), 97-122.  

Haywood, J. M. (2017). Anti-Black Latino racism in an era of Trumpismo. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 30(10), 957-964.

Haywood, J. M. (2017). ‘Latino spaces have always been the most violent’: Afro-Latino collegians’ perceptions of colorism and Latino intragroup marginalization. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 30(8), 759-782.

Hordge-Freeman, E., & Veras, E. (2019). Out of the Shadows, into the Dark: Ethnoracial Dissonance and Identity Formation among Afro-Latina/o/x. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Manrique, L. (2016). Dreaming of a cosmic race: José Vasconcelos and the politics of race in Mexico, 1920s-1930s. Cogent Arts & Humanities, 3.


Alcoff, L. M. (2006). Visible identities: Race, gender and the self. New York, NY: Oxford Press

Available as ebook

Jiménez Román, M., & Flores, J. (2010). The Afro-Latin@ Reader: History and Culture in the United States. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 

Sue, C. A. (2013). Land of the Cosmic Race: Race Mixture, Racism, and Blackness in Mexico. Oxford Press. Available as ebook


AfroLatin@ Forum

AfroLatinx Podcast 

Black Latinas Know Collective 

Black Lives Matter 

Blogs & Non-Academic Articles

Aint I Latina? 

Black people can’t be racist 

Kahn, A. & Bouie, J. (2015). The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes: 315 years. 20, 528. Millions of lives. Slate. 

No Justice, No Peace: How to Come to Terms with Your Own Anti-Blackness 

YouTube Videos

Breaking Down the Anti-Blackness of Latinidad 

Colorism in the Latinx Community 

What Afro-Latinos Want you to Know 

AfroMexicans: Dancing Their Way Back to Their Roots 

Gaspar Yanga and the Mexican Slave Revolt of 1609: Mexico Unexplained 

Recursos antiracistas en español

A Spanish Guide: How to Talk to my Latinx Family about Black Lives Matter 

El racismo que Mexico no quiere ver 

Google Doc Compiled Resources

In Spanish 

In English


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Maria del Refugio Ozuna, age 13, and Mrs. San Juan Gonzales, age 77, working at the Southern Pecan Shelling Company, Jan.17, 1938.| Photo courtesy of UTSA

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