Little Known Black History Fact: The Pallbearers of Lima, Peru

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The other, more affluent Latin societies of Brazil, Columbia and Panama have a significant black population and more opportunities are available.  In Lima, Peru, however, only 2 percent of Afro-Peruvians go to college. Many take jobs on the sugar cane plantations.

The race of people isn’t accounted for in the Peru Census; Afro-Peruvians account for 10 percent of the population of 29 million people in Lima. The separatism among races in Lima was so strong that President Alan Garcia issued a public apology to the Afro-Peruvian people of his country in 2009.

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4 thoughts on “Little Known Black History Fact: The Pallbearers of Lima, Peru

  1. Black people are at the bottom strata of every Spanish speaking country on earth. They are denied their basic human rights for education, housing, jobs, health care and political representation by the ruling White Latinos. White Latinos still treat black Hispanics the way they did when they were slaves.

  2. This is a shame. If you watch ‘latino tv” you never see brown or black people unless it’s a central america or Dominican channel.

    • That’s because according to Latinos only white people can be Latino descendants of ancient Spanish people. Black Spanish speaking people are the human chattel descendant from the slaves.

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