African descendants and indigenous peoples in Latin America face higher poverty rates and are disproportionately represented among the poor. Per capita income of the white population can be sixty percent higher to twice as high as the per capita income of the African descendant and indigenous populations.
Despite a veneer of racial tolerance in Latin America, customary law and practice has perpetuated racial inequality across the region, according to Tanya Hernández, professor of law at Fordham University.
This special report by the Dialogue’s education reform program (PREAL) aims to promote consideration of the racial inequalities inherent in the educational indicators for the Brazilian population.
Una de las realidades inminentes en América Latina es la escasa o nula representación política de grandes y mayoritarios sectores de la población, entre ellos los y las 150 millones de afrodescendientes que son una tercera parte de la población de la región.
The lack of reliable data on African descendants and indigenous groups has made it difficult to design and implement remedial policies to address discrimination in Latin America.
Constitutional Provisions and Legal Actions Related to Discrimination and Afro-Descendant Populations in Latin America
The second race report of the Inter-American Dialogue showcases legislation that affects Afro-descendants in Latin America and the Caribbean and discusses the international conventions and accords that governments have signed regarding racism, racial discrimination and social exclusion.
The Inter-American Dialogue considers the social exclusion of Latin Americans of African descent to be one of the most pressing policy and development issues of the hemisphere. The objective of the Dialogue’s program on race is twofold.