Race and Racism in Latin America Videos

The journalist Lucia Newman and Al Jazeera English (yes, I was surpised too!) put together some good reporting on race and racism in Latin America. I used the two videos below in my Intro to Anthro class last week, the first on Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic and the second on Quechua Indians in Peru. There are two more that I saw in the same series, one on racial tensions in Brazil and another on linguistic equality in Paraguay.

Overall, I really enjoyed showing my students some examples from outside the US. One of my students was even from the town mentioned in the DR, and was able to tell everyone more about the discrimination and stereotypes that Haitians face there. Some great confirmation!

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