analepsis

“So as to give them courage we must teach people to be shocked by themselves.”

Casta (HUM455)

Recall that we discussed the creation of new cultural and racial identities as a result of the Spanish colonization of the antipodes. The system describing these new identities was called the “casta” (as in caste system). Out 4 main racio-cultural groups– Peninsular (European born in Spain); Criollo (European descent, born in America); Indio (indigenous); and Negro (African descent)– came a plurality of “mixed” possibilities.

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