written by Enrique Pieck, Mexico, 1994
Unfortunately many of the things
that this paper deals with occur in many other countries. The situation of
ethnic groups around the world is different but does not differ much in terms
of a common history of isolation and lack of perspectives within societies that
have underestimated the value of alternative cultural perspectives. What
Castellanos has said about Chiapas is not much different from the
oppression described by Fanon.
paper is divided in two parts. The first one will give a broad overview of the
current situation of ethnic minority groups in Mexico,
particularly regarding the recent indigenous rebellion in Chiapas. A
second part will focus on the potential adult education has as an instrument to
be used by ethnic minority groups to achieve a greater cultural integration.