“The book allows us to talk about issues that are not simple, that should not be difficult, but in a deeply racist country they are. The dirt that we have hidden for so many years scares us, hurts us, destroys us.”, explained Huerta, who is also recognized for his anti-racist activism.
In “Prieto Prieto” (Grijalbo, 2022) the actor recounts his experiences and experiences related to xenophobia as well as reflect on the discrimination that Mexicans face because of their skin color.
In this sense, Huerta specified that his book “does not claim to be the anti-racist bible”. “Anti-racism is neither born nor dies with us. We are just a link in a chain that is 500 years old”, he added.
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In 224 pages, the also activist narrates situations in which he was the victim of attitudes racistsor has observed and even starred in, also gives voice to other people.
“I pretend to be a megaphone. This book is a way to honor my black pride battle comrades and their fightHuerta said.
So too, criticized the image of the Mexican, that the golden age of national cinema projected to the rest of the world.
“The image of the charro and the rancheras is an invention. They were taken from the central zone of the country and from there the idea of the Mexican that does not include other ways of being or existing was built.“, lament. “To beautify us and show us to the world they hide a horrible monster”, he added.
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Likewise, he emphasized that his book was conceived to explain in a light and simple way, for everyone’s understanding and topics that are not usually given attention and time.
“I am not an academic and it is not a book for the academy. It’s something for the whole gang”, he expressed.
For Huerta, the purpose of the work is to ask questions to its readers, who are not satisfied with the state of things and who seek a way to transform reality.
“I hope that we live in a more horizontal society. I do not believe that for there to be social justice we all have to be poor, but that we all have enough to live well and in peace”, he explained.
The Mexican actor believes that the Government could work more and better for the demands of the country’s indigenous groups, “because (their demands) have not been fully met”.
Tenoch Huerta, who is recognized for his performances in films such as “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (2022), “Güeros” (2014) or the series “Narcos: Mexico”, he read some fragments of “Prieto Prieto” and was happy about the publication.
“I can die now: I had a daughter, planted a tree and wrote a bookhe joked.
With information from the EFE Agency.