Classism In Mexico

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We as humans tend to categorize everything, it can be a good thing or a bad thing. We don’t just categorize things, but humans as well and sometimes that is a bad thing. There are many people that are affected by classism and racism, two ways in which we tend categorize each other. The lifestyle of the population in Mexico is determined by their social status and racial make-up. Diario Oficial de la Federación in August 2014 published an article ACUERDO por el que se aprueba el Programa Nacional de Protección a los Derechos del Consumidor 2013-2018 in which they classified Mexico’s population into six categories; Baja-Baja, Baja-alta, Media-alta, Media-alta, Alta-baja, and Alta-alta (Diario Oficial de la Federación. (2014, August 05).) Classism …show more content…
The Spaniards separated themselves into two major classes the Criollos and Peninsulares. The Criollos were those who were the Spaniards who were born in Mexico and the Peninsulares the Spaniards who were born in their mother land of Spain this is explained easily in The Spaniards (United States. National Park Service. (2016)). The Peninsulares thought of themselves as more superior to the Criollos. Even though I have been away from my own country for many years, it is a mentality I continue to have and strive to move away from. The country is not only holding back the people, but also itself. There are questions that we can ask ourselves: How different were the social classes between the Aztecs and the Spaniards? How does the Spaniard class system affect Mexico today? What is the correlation between classism and racism? How is this classism affecting the lives of indigenous people? The colonization of Mexico by the Spaniards restructured the class system already in place, giving rise to institutionalized classism and racism. Both remain today major obstacles to the advancement of all Mexicans. There has been little progress in changing the mentality of the public toward class and race inequality. Having emigrated from Mexico to escape this system of inequality. I can understand at a personal level the struggle of the Mexican

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