OVER 150 MILLION
PEOPLE OF AFRICAN LINEAGE
LIVE IN THE AMERICAS
RCAA: The Movement
Advance the Black liberation struggle to include the voice of Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean within as part of the continued effort to liberate people of African descent.
Create a collective identity that restores the presence, persistence, and contribution of people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean within the historical narrative of academic pedagogy. A special focus will be placed revolutionizing language programs in secondary and university levels of instruction such as Spanish, French, Portuguese and other regional languages.
Reclaiming and controlling our narrative and by extension contribute to the ongoing process of economic, spiritual and psychological liberation.
Encourage partnerships with other liberation groups, social justice activists, primary, secondary and university kilombos, and leaders of African descent across the Abibiman Maa (African Diaspora) with an emphasis in establishing partnerships with our Sisters and Brothers in North America.
Promote through networks and social media, the history, cultures, religions and contemporary struggles of people of African descent in the Americas and the Caribbean.
Self-study, education, and understanding of the African presence across the Americas and the Caribbean.
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Black population: 9,452,872
In the country, whose recent history has been marked by armed conflicts, Afro and indigenous communities suffered the most. More than third of displaced people in Colombia fled from the Pacific Coast, which is mainly inhabited by these two groups. Although they constitute a large percent of the population, Colombians with African roots have struggled with different forms of discrimination, acute poverty, and violence.
Black population: 2,641,481 - 6,999,926
Although there is a general impression that there is no racism in Venezuela, prevalent discrimination of people based on their skin color proves the opposite. Like in other countries from our list, African Descendants are underrepresented in power structures. In recent years, Hugo Chavez, the former president who died in 2013, tried to mitigate effects of discrimination. He was the first Venezuelan president who acknowledged his African origins, supported the Law Against Racial Discrimination, and addressed the question of discrimination in education… Moreover, on 2011 Census Venezuelans had the opportunity to identify as Black for the first time in the country’s history.