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RACISM IN LATIN AMERICA

ENOUGH ALREADY!

 

In Latin America, and especially in Colombia where I come from, black people suffer a kind of subtle, passive, and destructive racism. 

We are ignored, discriminated, forgotten by governments and institutions. 

Black people suffer DAILY VERBAL insults like: 

“ALTHOUGH THE BLACK WOMAN DRESSES IN SILK, SHE IS STILL BLACK.”

(la negra aunque se vista de seda, negra se queda.)

“BLACK MOTHERFUCKER”

(negro hijo de puta)

THIS BLACK MAN IS INTELLIGENT, HE DOESN’T SEEM LIKE A BLACK MAN.”

(este negro es inteligente, no parece negro) 

“BLACK PEOPLE WERE BORN TO BE SLAVES.”

(los negros nacieron para ser esclavos)

 

“TO BE WORKING AS A BLACK TO LIVE LIKE A WHITE.”

(trabajar como negro para vivir como blanco)

“THE ONLY BLACKS I LIKE ARE MY SHOES BECAUSE I CAN STEP ON THEM.”

(los unicos negros que me gustan son mis zapatos porque los puedo pisar.)

 

ENOUGH ALREADY

I would like to ask everybody a question:

What have black people done to other humans that is so wrong and make people so annoyed?

ENOUGH ALREADY

Black people are not assailants; we are innocent victims.

ENOUGH ALREADY

THIS IS MY MOTHER

THIS IS MY MOTHER.

The most dedicated person I know,

able to take care of her six children plus.

Midwife, who helped many other mothers deliver their children safely.

 

THIS IS MY MOTHER.

Who has fostered more than thirty children (plus) during her life,

by protecting them, providing food and anything else to make them feel happy.

 

THIS IS MY MOTHER.

Who used to get up every day early in the morning to do farming,

to do the laundry, to look after animals and feed her children.

 

THIS IS MY MOTHER.

Who is very short, but she can be like a giant.

Who is not very strong, but she can be like a superwoman.

Who is not able to read, but she can teach like a prophet.

 

THIS IS MY MOTHER.

The one I love so much, I admire, who taught me to be the person I am. Thank you mum for being my hero.

FOOD PROJECT

Lentil soup

  • With onion, tomato, thyme, and chili
  • A very rich food eaten for lunch
  • My mam’s healthy medicine, she used to say. If you are sick, you must eat lentils

The Kindergarten food

  • Childhood innocence
  • Enjoy the things with their little eyes
  • Ignore disagreement
  • Their only problems are searching to love and be loved

Aborrajado

The soft, sweet flavour of the yellow plantain and cheese wrapped together to make the perfect combination.

Even the most exigent person would surrender to this dish.

The Amazon, rainbow food

This represents the beautiful rainforest

Green trees, fruits, and the biodiversity found there

God’s creation can be expressed just like that

Forest perfume, natural wealth

  • Roasted chicken
  • Boiled Vegetables.
  • Chimichurri sauce

Red bean soup

My mom is the best cook.  When I was a child, we used to sit down on the floor to enjoy this amazing bean soup together with my brother and friends in the afternoon.

So, at this present time, I continue to cook my mam’s red bean soup recipe.

Red sea sauce salmon heaven

  • Steamed vegetables with olive oil and cider vinegar
  • Mouth-watering food

London Olympics 2012

DIVERSITY, PURPOSE, COUNTRIES, ACHIEVEMENT, JOY, MEDALS, TOGETHER, WILL-POWER, SACRIFICE, WORLD PEACE

The purpose of this event is to demonstrate the diversity of the nations together, through sacrifice and willpower, with the aim of joy and medals.

Achievements bring rewards

‘’THE WORLD PEACE TOGETHER’’.

Bistec a caballo

Riding a horse to pleasure

Very common dinner food

  • Beef fillet
  • Onion
  • Fried egg
  • Oregano leaves

THE MISUNDERSTOOD

YEAR 2020

The 2020 year began like every other one. Just a few days passed in January when the awful situation started in AUSTRALIA. 

The forest was set on fire for many days; so many animals, people’s lives, and land were lost. 

Soon after, the COVID19 spread all over the WORLD, as a result, a lot of humans have died, even forcing the government to make strong decisions that could affect the economy and our mental health.

 THE LOCKDOWN, it is a terrible moment that not everyone can deal with. 

The financial devastation, emotion, and the accumulations of mixed feelings have gone too far. 

While the percentage of deaths of people has decreased, another big problem has arisen to deteriorate human sensibility:  THE MURDERING of a black man in the United States of America by a group of four policemen. Because of this crime, BLACK LIVES MATTER has started a lot of demonstrations against racism. This outrage has created high tensions around the world. 

Moreover, the confrontation between INDIA and CHINA has just erupted creating tension there as well.

Problems go on and on; it looks like we are not going to make it.

BUT, for some of these problems, we have solutions at our fingertips. Is this possible? Yes, it could be. 

By respecting each other, by giving the same opportunities to everybody, by the word of GOD.  He is a fundamental way to resolve some problems. Be more kind, have more consideration for others. 

We all need a place to stay, a place to eat, a place to build a home, a place to keep our belongings, a place to live, and rest in peace. However, every single person has the obligation to make little sacrifices in order to make all equal.