VOL. 4, NO. 4, PGS. 25–30


The Mirage of “Identity”
Living with Those Who Are Different
Alfonso García Martínez and Antonia María Sánchez Lázaro

Alfonso García Martínez is a Professor at the University of Murcia. He is also the author of La interculturalidad: desafío para la educación.

Antonia María Sánchez Lázaro is a Professor at the University of Murcia.

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The incessant cascade of news following the murder of George Floyd in the city of Minneapolis on 25 May is a response to a new case of abuse of authority by the US police. The event is flooding the streets of the country with anger1 and has triggered numerous protests around the world, which have brought to the table the abuses of authority that have also been denounced in Europe.

The debate on excessive violence by state security forces directed at people belonging to ethnic minorities is alerting us to the institutional racism in which we are immersed. These abuses of power reflect the deterioration of intercultural social relations, and their analysis allows us to identify implicit discriminations and social representations of socio-cultural minorities. They allow us to identify2 :

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