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Indigenous People Get More Respect from Foreigners Than from Mexicans

El Jefazo - The Fulano Forum
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September 27, 2017
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María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, a Nahua indigenous healer, is the first indigenous woman running for the presidency of Mexico. This is a completely new step for Indigenous rights. (ZoominTV)

Indigenous communities are more respected by foreigners than by Mexicans, bemoaned the President of a Mixteco group from Oaxaca, Lourdes Ramírez Martínez.

"They still call us 'Indians,' 'Oaxaquito,' in a pejorative manner. Foreigners greatly respect our culture and this is something sacred for us. There are Mixtecos who have no schooling and only speak their language and they are discriminated against by the Mexicans in our country," she said.

Lourdes Ramírez Martínez said they have managed to eradicate disparagement because the Mixteca community took the initiative to carry out festivals for the patron saint San Miguel Ángel, in which through their dances, folk art, music and local food they demonstrate their culture.

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