This weeks reading discusses race in sports, specifically in boxing and in Argentina. In chapter 7 of the book Sports Culture in Latin American History, they discuss how in the 1930s boxing was an up and coming sport in Columbia. The author notes that this growth of boxing in Columbia and all around Latin America is because many black boxers started to become popular. Antonio Cervantes, or better known as Kid Pambele was one of the most famous people in Columbia. He was a boxer that became their national champion and one of the most historic people from Columbian sports. The author goes on to talk about how most boxers, especially in the Caribbean grew up with very little and might of had a rough childhood. All the boxers he talks about are black and them being so made it harder for them to continue boxing and a lot had negative reputations because of their race. The Second reading is The Macaquitos Affairs. In Argentina back in the 1920s there was a clear dislike for Brazil. They were seen as inferior or a less classy people. This writing goes over the time when the Brazilian national soccer team came to face off in an exhibition match against the Argentina national team. It talks about how Argentina has a history of seeing other countries as inferior and seeing themselves as superior. Argentina especially looked down on Brazilians. European white supremacy was a very common thing in Argentina as well as in Europe. This led to Argentina thinking of themselves as the superior country in South America. The people on the Brazilian team were view as people from the elite. People that were way higher up than just the common folk in Brazil. But in Argentina it was the sports press that undermined Brazilians the most. Both readings showed how racist thinking and ideals affected people in Latin America. Boxing became very popular in Columbia because of the emergence of many black boxers including Kid Pambele. Then Argentina sports writers were discriminating against the Brazilian national team because of the perception they had on Brazil.