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Rereading the Black LegendThe Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires$
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Margaret R. Greer, Walter D. Mignolo, and Maureen Quilligan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226307213

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.001.0001

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Afterword What Does the Black Legend Have to Do with Race?

Afterword What Does the Black Legend Have to Do with Race?

(p.312) Afterword What Does the Black Legend Have to Do with Race?
Rereading the Black Legend

Walter D. Mignolo

University of Chicago Press

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the Black Legend and its relation to race. It explains that the Black Legend emerged as part of the racial organization of the world and contributed to founding the racial imperial difference within and outside Europe itself. This chapter argues that racism is not a question of skin color or blood proportions but a discursive classification of the chain of human beings and their distance from the ideal model.

Keywords:   Black Legend, race, racial organization, racial imperial difference, Europe, racism

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