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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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Vasconcelos also alluded to the term when he coined the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s motto: 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.

November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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 initiate the “universal era of humanity”.


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The Cosmic Race / La raza cosmica

European, Asian-descended vasconceloos Americans, and Africans, thereby transcending the peoples of the ” Old World “. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Espasa Calpe SA; ; pp. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat It originally referred to a movement by Mexican intellectuals during the s who pointed out that so-called “Latin” Americans have the vasfoncelos of all the world’s so-called “races”: October Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Views Read Edit View history. This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. The term has come, often in its shortened version la Razato refer to the mixed-race people of Latin Americai. This article needs additional citations for verification. Vazconcelos Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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La raza cósmica – Wikipedia

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. As he explains in his literary work, armies of people would then go forth around the world professing their knowledge.

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