The Cosmic Race. jOSE VASCONCELOS*. In Mexico, a confluence of armed revolts succeeded in toppling the prolonged auto- cratic presidency of Porfirio Diaz. In this influential essay, presented here in Spanish and English, José Vasconcelos predicted the coming of a new age, the Aesthetic Era, in which joy, love. “The Aesthetic Age posited by Vasconcelos, in which a mixture of all races is embraced, hasn’t arrived yet, but we have seen previews of it in the ‘Flower Power’.

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The Cosmic Race / La raza cosmica

Vasconcelos continues to say that the people of the Iberian regions of the Americas that is to say, the parts of the continent colonised by Portugal and Spain have the territorial, racial, and spiritual factors necessary to ocsmic the “universal era of humanity”.

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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The term has come, often in its shortened version la Razato refer to the mixed-race people of Latin Americai. Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Vasconcelos also used the expression la raza de bronce ‘the bronze race ‘in vasconceos same sense. For the video game, see Cosmic Race. It originally referred to a movement by Mexican intellectuals during the s who pointed out that so-called “Latin” Americans have the blood of all the world’s so-called “races”: European, Asian-descended native Americans, and Africans, thereby transcending the peoples of the ” Old World “.

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The Cosmic Race / La raza cosmica

Claiming that Social Darwinism and racialist ideologies are only created to validate, explain, and justify ethnic superiority and to repress others, Vasconcelos attempts to refute these theories and goes on to recognize his words as being an ideological effort to improve the cultural morale of a “depressed race” by offering his optimistic theory of the future development of a cosmic race.

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