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Topic: Black Experience in the Americas — Afro-Latinos


The term Afro-Latino is relatively new in academia. It was adopted as a response to the so-called invisibility of ethnic Black people while discussing issues of ethnicity. Although outwardly ethnic identity is considered more important than racial identity, the reality is that discrimination based on race is still predominant all ethnic groups. Other terms used to describe this group are Afro-Latin@, Afro-Hispanic or Black Hispanic. So when searching for Afro-Latinos is necessary to use different terms and synonyms to capture all possible articles and books on the topic.

When searching for books or articles consider the following terms to find materials in your topic:

  • Afro-Latino
  • Afro-Latin American
  • Afro-Hispanic
  • Black Hispanic
  • Black Latino
  • Afro or Black [ethnic/national group]
    • Black Puerto Rican
    • Afro- Cuban

Books about Afro-Latinos


Some useful resources to learn more about Afro-Latinos: