Racism and colorism exist throughout Latin America. In Mexico, for example, most of the people you see on TV are white, even though they only make up about 5% of the population. Most Mexicans are mestizo, mixed Indian and European, but the powers that be there buy into white supremacy. And in Argentina, they like to say that their country much more resembles Europe than America Latina. White supremacy thrives even more there. In terms of the US, some Latinos want to be considered white because of the great benefits that that categorization offers. But for most of them, their Spanish surnames alone will never allow them to reap those benefits.