19 Jul Therefore, and due to the many resulting mixed-race offspring, black Mexicans were all but forgotten about for centuries, as their bloodlines mixed with other indigenous communities and mestizo peoples of Mexico. This erasure from Mexican history was only intensified post-Mexican Revolution when. 13 Feb by Roberto Rodriguez. A generation ago, while living in Mexico, I came upon the works of Gonzalo Aguirre Beltran regarding the African presence in Mexico, managing to interview him, shortly before he passed away. While Mexico is a nation with deep Indigenous roots, his work from the s revealed a. 5 Jan The population survey marked the first time since the 19th century that the Mexican government included a distinct category for people of Afro-Mexican descent. As of , the INEGI found that 1,, persons or % of the population self-identified as Afro-Mexican or partially Afro-Mexican (%.