New! AfroLatinx Podcast Available!

This new podcast series is now available for listening through SoundCloud, and a project website with additional commentary, interactive bilingual audio, and vocabulary and reading lists. Each episode features voices from Spanish-speaking Black communities in the U.S., in partnership with Taller Puertorriqueño cultural center in North Philadelphia.

  • Episode 1: Myth of Racial Mixture in Latinx Communities
  • Episode 2: In Between Black and Latinx
  • Episode 3: Beyond the Bounds of Race

Podcast website:

For more on Taller Puertorriqueño:

The AfroLatinx Podcast TM was produced by undergraduate students at Swarthmore College, through our Spring 2017 linguistics seminar, Language and Identity in the African Experience. The seminar began with an encounter of Blackness in America through James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, and concluded with readings of Chege Githiora’s Afro-Mexicans: Discourse of Race and Identity in the African Diaspora, and Laura A. Lewis’ Chocolate and Corn Flour.

We invite you to use these episodes and additional materials to support your courses and efforts in digital scholarship, and to learn more about Philadelphia’s Latinx community. We welcome your feedback!

Thank you,

Jamie A. Thomas
Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Swarthmore College

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