Just as Afro-Argentinians, Afro-Venezualans, Afro-Mexicans, Afro-Panamanians, Afro-Ecuadorans, Afro-Brazilians, and many other black citizens of the so-called New World are ignored and not validated for their humanity and accomplishments and contributions to the world, as well as invisible and marginalised in many peoples minds around the world, so too, are the Afro-Bolivians of Bolivia. Black people have made their presence well-known all across this hemisphere, but it is maddeningly infuriating that so many people prefer to give a white face to much of Latin America. Here is an article that speaks to the lives of black Afro-Bolivians.
(Note: the slavery Diaspora did more than just deposit black bodies all across this hemisphere. What enslavement could not destroy, many African people held onto, and richly contributed to the world of not only North America, the Caribbean, but, also to Latin America.)
And that includes Bolivia as well.
But the Bolivians, like many black…
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