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Bobby Vaughn's homepage: Afro-Mexicans of Costa Chica

Bobby Vaughn

Afro-Mexicans of the Costa Chica

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The purpose of these web pages is to introduce you to the culture and unique experience of Mexicans of African descent. If you are like most people, you probably have never heard of Afro-Mexicans and are completely unaware that they exist. If you fall into this category, these pages will hopefully be quite a learning experience!

As an anthropologist, I am interested in how issues of race, color, and nationalism make the Afro-Mexican experience what it is, today, and hopefully, I can come to some general conclusions as to larger issues of race and ethnicity. However, over and above my research interests, the people of Mexico have treated me with such kindness, respect, and genuine affection over the last 6 years that I carry with me every day a joy to be doing what I am doing.

Please email Bobby Vaughn and let him know what you think! This is clearly a work in progress, and hopefully, with your suggestions, this page can be a very productive educational resource.

T A B L E    O F  C O N T E N T S

General Overview Blacks in Mexico- General Overview
The Costa Chica The Costa Chica of Guerrero and Oaxaca
Photo Gallery Photography and Gallery
Who is Bobby Vaughn?

Who is this Bobby Vaughn, anyway?
photo credit: Jeannie Young

Race and Nation: Blackness in Mexico
(A fairly detailed outline of my current research project)

For Further Reading (Just to get you started!)

These Pages are reproduced in Mexico Connect with the express permission of Bobby Vaughn, Bobby Vaughn
who retains all rights ©1997-2002
His original Pages can be found here.
Please check his site for updated materials.

Published or Updated on: January 1, 2006 by Bobby Vaughn © 2008
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