Afterword What Does the Black Legend Have to Do with Race?

Walter D. Mignolo

in Rereading the Black Legend

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780226307213
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226307244 | DOI:
Afterword What Does the Black Legend Have to Do with Race?

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the Black Legend and its relation to race. It explains that the Black Legend emerged as part of the racial organization of the world and contributed to founding the racial imperial difference within and outside Europe itself. This chapter argues that racism is not a question of skin color or blood proportions but a discursive classification of the chain of human beings and their distance from the ideal model.

Keywords: Black Legend; race; racial organization; racial imperial difference; Europe; racism

Chapter.  6001 words. 

Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism

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