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one of my favorite pictures in life. this picture is of three sisters from the costa chica, in mexico. photos credits: bobby vaughn. more of his artistic and anthropological work on afro-mexico can be found here:

“The point that must be made here is the fact that the black population in the early colony was by far larger than that of the Spanish. In 1570 we see that the black population is about 3 times that of the Spanish. In 1646, it is about 2.5 times as large, and in 1742, blacks still outnumber the Spanish. It is not until 1810 that Spaniards are more numerous.”

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