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The Legacies of ‘Race’ Science, Anti‐Chinese Racism, and COVID‐19 in Mexico

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Peer-reviewed

Type

Article

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Authors

Sanchez‐Rivera, Rachell 

Abstract

jats:pIn Mexico, links have been made between the COVID‐19 pandemic and China that point to the continuing deprecation of the Chinese and the perpetuation of anti‐Chinese logics reflecting the legacies of ‘race’ science. This short article argues that these dynamics reflect a systemic and collective anti‐Chinese sentiment that stems from Mexican eugenics and the modern conceptions of jats:italicmestizaje</jats:italic>. The purpose of this piece is to observe how discourses of ‘race’ link with the COVID‐19 pandemic in order to explore how these ostensibly natural occurrences exacerbate pre‐existing social inequalities.</jats:p>

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Keywords

4404 Development Studies, 4408 Political Science, 44 Human Society, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Coronaviruses, Infectious Diseases, Minority Health, Coronaviruses Disparities and At-Risk Populations, 10 Reduced Inequalities

Journal Title

Bulletin of Latin American Research

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Journal ISSN

0261-3050
1470-9856

Volume Title

39

Publisher

Wiley
Sponsorship
ESRC (ES/V012134/1)