Trying Too Hard
You know those white people who are so eager to demonstrate how not racist they are that they affect this manner of extreme cheerfulness and exaggerated if totally fake camaraderie around non-white people? Fucking embarrassing to watch.
That’s what the entire field of Latin American studies looks like. They are trying way too hard to demonstrate that they are not in the least racist. Which in itself is. . . you know. Some of their bestest friends and shit.