How is the problem of discrimination understood in Latin American societies? And what does it mean when a person says they have experienced discrimination? This presentation explores the phenomenon of discrimination—particularly ethnic and racial discrimination—in Latin America, and how individuals perceive unfair treatment, and why they might attribute that treatment to ethnic or racial discrimination.
Barry Levitt is an associate professor of political science and international relations at Florida International University. Levitt has published a book and a number of articles and is currently working on a book project entitled “Confianza” Political Institutions and Public Trust in Latin America.