Lund, some truly key points from the beginning of the Garro chapter

Indians are key in her work and their silence isn’t “silencing” by her — it show us their silent presence in the nation-state.

“The city, gazed upon by the Indian subject, from which that same subject has been expelled, is where the elusive promises of a mestizo modernity, the whitening of Tenochtitlan, come to the fore. The racial fracture at the heart of mestizaje is thus a central concern spoken by the experience of the campo, a space whose modern race registers “Indian”: parece una mano de ellos, that is, in the pigmentocratic logic of race, a whitish hand, desteñida, not us, not ours, from somewhere else. The mestizo state claims a nation, but the race war rolls on.” (119, emphasis added)

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