My (Vice) President is black: These black women are shaking up politics in Latin America
Afro latinos face immense challenges to be represented in politics. These Black women in Latin America have been breaking the mold.
In Latin America, White Latinos continue to dominate politics, despite the number of Afro Latinos throughout the region. Brazil, for instance, has the highest population of Black people after Nigeria, and Afro-Brazilians make up half of the country’s population, yet its Congress is only 4% Black.
Despite racial and gender discrimination and economic barriers, there are some Black women in Latin America who are fighting for important political representation and making history. Read more about these barrier-breaking women.
Click here to read the full article published by Essence on 27 September 2022.