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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 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

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This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. European, Asian-descended native Americans, and Africans, thereby transcending the peoples of the ” Old World “.


As he explains in his literary work, armies of people would then go forth around the world professing their knowledge.

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For the video game, see Cosmic Race. The term has come, 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”.

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October Learn how and when to remove this template message. 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 raace morale of a “depressed race” by offering his optimistic theory of the future development of a cosmic race.


Vasconcelos also used the expression la raza de bronce ‘the bronze race ‘in this same sense.

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