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Anti-racist Struggles. The continuity of a very long memory

New paper published by Florencia Brizuela González

Racism is something more profound than the explicit prejudices and stereotypes expressed by intolerant or reactionary individuals. That is to say, discrimination is not just a question of people who are bigoted. Discrimination is inevitably produced by a system that classifies and grades persons and peoples. Such a system calls into question the humanity of persons or behaviors that are different from those of the supposedly ideal modern subject, namely, the white, well-off, heterosexual male. Rather than understand racism from an individual and/or moral perspective, as a question of intolerant people, we understand it as part of a political, economic, cultural, and social system that arises from the very model of society that we live in.