Racism and the Guatemalan State

Roddy Brett

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This article analyzes the relationship between racism and genocide in Guatemala, arguing that the historical, interpersonal, structural and institutional racism facilitated the genocide between 1978 and 1982. The article traces how state racism has transformed since the decades of the internal armed conflict and persists today, in an evolved form, and within the framework of a “multicultural” state, lauded by the international community
Original languageEnglish
Article number3
Pages (from-to)43-61
JournalStockholm Review of Latin American Studies
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


  • guatemala
  • violence
  • multiculturalism


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