“Oye, Qué Bien Juegan Los Negros, ¿No?”: Blaxicans and Basketball in Mexico

  • Walter Thompson-Hernández
Part of the Afro-Latin@ Diasporas book series (ALD)


In this autoethnography, Thompson-Hernández recounts his experiences as a professional basketball player in Mexico. Thompson-Hernández identifies as “Blaxican,” referring to his mixed Mexican and African–American heritage. Through analyzing his own experiences in Mexico, Thompson-Hernández sheds light on the transnational circulation of ideas about blackness and Mexican identity.


Racial Identity Black People National Team Locker Room Black Athlete 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Thompson-Hernández
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCLALos AngelesUSA

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