Mexico’s Messy Reckoning With Racism

By Benjamin Russell

Long taboo, discussions about race are coming out into the open – but not everyone is listening.

MEXICO CITY – The global anti-racism movement landed loudly in Mexico City George Floyd’s murder in May sparked angry protests outside the US embassy and – in a country where many dismiss racism as an American problem – a period of self-reflection in newspaper columns, public events and on social media But a long delayed conversation on the meaning of race in Mexico has been overshadowed in recent days by politics, celebrity and a combustible debate over so-called cancel culture In a week of controversy, the head of Mexico’s anti-discrimination agency resigned, HBO suspended...

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