Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-238) and index.
Racial innocence and the customary law of race regulation -- Spanish America whitening the race -- the un(written) laws of blanqueamiento and mestizaje -- Brazilian "Jim Crow" : the immigration law whitening project and the customary law of racial segregation -- a case study -- The social exclusion of afro-descendants in Latin America today -- Afro-descendant social justice movements and the new antidiscrimination laws -- Brazil : at the forefront of Latin American race-based affirmative action policies and census racial data collection -- Conclusion : the United States-Latin America connections.
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