Colonialism and Cultural Beliefs
Before there was a cultural narrative that Latin Americans couldn’t produce great literature. The four great Latin American authors Pablo Neruda (Chile), Mario Vergosa Llosa (Peru), Carlos Fuentes (Mexico), and Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombia) broke that barrier.
Before slaveowners believed that Black people lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent citizens. Frederick Douglass broke that barrier.
Many of these limiting beliefs imposed on certain groups are a result of colonialism. Time and time again someone emerges to prove those stereotypes wrong. And that ability and potential go beyond the culture or circumstances one was born in.