These covers portray racist imagery. It has been included in this exhibit to demonstrate the long-standing and widespread racism shown toward Afro-Mexicans throughout Mexico and elsewhere.
This graphic novel series is a creation of Yolanda Dulché Vargas. Its central characters include Memín Pinguín, an Afro-Mexican child, and his mother, Eufrosina, called “Ma’ Linda.” This graphic novel series has been a center of considerable debate due to the stereotypical and racist portrayal of its main characters. In the exhibition, we were skeptical about using some of the issues of this series, found in our collection. However, since this series was long-lasting and essential to the history of Mexican graphic novels, we have decided to include it. An explanation about Memín Pinguín’s Afro-Latinx depiction is given elsewhere in the body of the exhibition. The same series was published in Colombia. By including these materials, we hope to raise awareness and promote understanding of the racial prejudice still prevalent in the world today. We apologize for any offense caused by these images.
This YouTube clip portrays racist imagery. It has been included in this exhibit to demonstrate the long-standing and widespread racism shown toward Afro-Mexicans throughout Mexico and elsewhere. Yolanda Vargas Dulché de la Parra was a Mexican writer principally known for the creation of the comic book character of Memín Pinguín and various telenovelas for Mexican television (source: wikipedia).