El Negrito de la Loteria


This is a post (in Spanish) that will take you to a blog called El Bable.  Then search for entry for May 2011 on El Negrito, concerning an African American figure included in a deck of cards as part of a Mexican game called the Loteria Mexicana or Mexican Bingo.

Henry Louis Gates mentions this figure, El Negrito, at the beginning of his chapter on Mexico in Black in Latin America.

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I am a writer and a professor of English at the City College of New York, and the CUNY Graduate Center. My books include Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman (1979), Invisibility Blues (1990), Black Popular Culture (1992), and Dark Designs and Visual Culture (2005). I write cultural criticism frequently and am currently working on a project on creativity and feminism among the women in my family, some of which is posted on the Soul Pictures blog.