chapter  6
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Race and Ethnicity in the Late Twentieth Century

As the late twentieth century waned, it became clear that numbers of racial and ethnic identities had become a fi xture of Latin American politics and culture. Many observers recognized that these identities would persist far into the future, even taking race-ethnic intermixture into account. It was more likely that racial and ethnic identifi cation would become overpowering factors on the political scene. This was particularly the case for those who had not enjoyed either the positive effects of self-recognition or political power.