Black Lives Matter, Cervantes and the Spanish Heritage

“A Legacy that Privileges Whiteness and Excludes Blackness”

Spanish media and institutions have denounced the attack on a statue of Miguel de Cervantes in San Francisco, USA. The attack has been interpreted as an offense to the “Spanish Heritage”. We spoke with Nicholas R. Jones and Chad Leahy, two specialists in the Spanish Renaissance, about statues and black lives, the discrepancy of the Spanish heritage and the author of Don Quixote.