Racism in Peru: TAKE ACTION to stop offensive “Negro Mama” character in Peruvian TV
Many people in the United States, were sadly impressed (to use a kind expression) while watching the last episode of the PBS series “Black in Latin America”, which referred to the African heritage of the people of Mexico and Peru.
There in national television, a black-faced character depicting a black man, a proof that racism in Latin America is worst that imagined. Negro Mama “is the most racist character I have ever seeing in my life” said professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. when he saw it in Lima.
Afro Peruvian activist Monica Carrillo, of the non-profit LUNDU, described Peru as “perhaps the most racist country in Latin America”.
Here is a video commentary, directed to Peruvians but mostl to those Black Americans who are still very upset about this type of racist media produced in Peru. I want you to know that the “Negro Mama” character does not represent the values of most Peruvians.
Most importantly, I want you to help Peruvians understand why racism has to do with oppression. The same racism that justified slavery and class division in the U.S., is used to keep most Peruvians in poverty. Please watch:
Please contact these organizations and demand the end of racism in Peruvian TV and media:
FRECUENCIA LATINA TV – LIMA
Baruch Ivcher office
(011-511) 219-1000 extension 1006
VICE-MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS OF PERU
Office of minister Jorge Luis Cuba Hidalgo
(011-511) 615-7800 extension 1232
CONSULTING COUNCIL OF RADIO & TV OF PERU
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF RADIO AND TELEVISION
Committee of Complains
Jorge Baca-Alvarez Marroquin – email@example.com
Gustavo Gomez Morante – firstname.lastname@example.org
EMBASSY OF PERU IN THE UNITED STATES
Head of the Press Officehttp://peruanista.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=7067&action=edit&message=10#category-pop
Mr. Luis Chang Boldrini
202-833-9860 extension 216
Please spread the word.
Watch the full episode “Mexico & Peru: The Black Grandma in the Closet” here.