The Cosmic Race. Jose Vasconcelos proposed the assimilation of ethnic groups in Mexico into a new “cosmic race.” This concept is discussed in the readings as well as in The Cosmic Race. More information can be found with a web search. After reviewing your text, the linked document above, and others found in your web search, describe what Jose Vasconcelos means by a cosmic race and then evaluate the cultural ramifications of this idea. Compare this evaluation with the melting pot ideal of the US. Use these two examples to infer the role of national or cultural identity to a given society.