_Las Vidas Negras_: Examining Identity Among Afro-Latinos in the US in the twilight of Black Lives Matter
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Degree Granting Department
Humanities and Cultural Studies
Cheryl Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, Ph.D.
Kersuze Simeon Jones, Ph.D.
transnationalism, politics, Ethnoracial dissonance, Pan-African, Social identity theory
This work seeks to name how the Black Lives Matter movement, and related movements for Black liberation and justice, has had an effect on the self-perception and identities of US-based Afrolatinos. Using survey and interview data, I tease out issues of ethnoracial dissonance, social identity, and the ways that Afrolatinos have used the context of Black Lives Matter to make sense of the antiblackness they have faced. This is a significant investigation because it speaks to the potential for a richer tradition of pan-Africanism taking root in Latin America and among Latin Americans of African descent.
Scholar Commons Citation
Garcia, Victor, "_Las Vidas Negras_: Examining Identity Among Afro-Latinos in the US in the twilight of Black Lives Matter" (2022). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.
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