Bridging the Gender Gap: Intersectionality of Oppression : The Case of Afro-Latinas

June 2021
Lilia Rizk & Ana Paula Barreto (ADEL)

This podcast addresses the intersectionality of oppression, more specifically the intersection of race and gender and what that means in terms of access to privilege in today’s society. We delve into the plight of black women, more specifically of Afro-latinas/ black women in Latin America. Recently, the black lives matter movement has gained a lot of attention, although it has been going on for several years and although racism is nothing new, but this movement during the pandemic, led hundreds of thousands of people to hit the streets in all 50 states of the United States and in over 60 countries asking for racial justice. The protests spoke out against police brutality and impunity, and drew attention to systemic and structural racism that plague societies across the world. Racial prejudice takes on a whole new meaning when combined with discrimination based on gender, and this podcast breaks that down to fully grasp the depth of these dynamics.


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