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 Cosmic Race / La raza cosmica (Race in the Americas) ( ): José Vasconcelos, Didier T. Jaén: Books.

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The Cosmic Race / La raza cosmica

It originally referred vasconcelod 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”: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The term has vasconceloz, often in its shortened version la Razato refer to the mixed-race people of Latin Americai. 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”.


Retrieved from ” https: This article has multiple issues. This article needs additional citations for verification. Views Read Edit View history. Vasconcelos also used the expression la raza de bronce ‘the bronze race ‘in this same sense.

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November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Claiming that Vasconceols 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.


European, Asian-descended native Americans, and Africans, thereby transcending the peoples of the ” Old World “. For the video game, see Cosmic Race.

La raza cósmica – Wikipedia

As he explains in his literary work, armies of people would then go forth around the world professing their knowledge. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Espasa Calpe SA; ; pp. Vasconcelos also alluded jpse the term when he coined the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s motto: Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.