Title of Abstract

Afro-Colombians and Their Position in Colombian Society

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Soli ByrdFollow

Faculty Mentor

Two WU mentors: Jennifer Disney, Ph.D.; Michael Lipscomb, Ph.D.; disneyj@winthrop.edu; lipscombm@winthrop.edu

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Political Science

Faculty Mentor

Jennifer Disney, Ph.D. and Michael Lipscomb, Ph.D.

Abstract

With Law 70 being put into place in the early 1990s, the recognition of Afro-Colombians and their contributions began to be more widely seen nationally in Colombia. The national government changed from a policy of colorblindness to one of recognition of multiple ethnic groups. Researchers began to study how race has played a factor in Colombia both in the past and present. This paper will examine Afro-Colombians and their place in Colombian society overall. I will be looking at their position economically, socially, and politically and try to come to a conclusion as to whether or not they are treated as full citizens receiving the benefits and opportunities afforded to other groups in Colombia. I believe that much like African Americans in the United States, Afro-Colombians not only face discrimination but are disadvantaged economically, socially, and politically in comparison to their counterparts.

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PLSC 490 - Disney and Lipscomb

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Afro-Colombians and Their Position in Colombian Society

With Law 70 being put into place in the early 1990s, the recognition of Afro-Colombians and their contributions began to be more widely seen nationally in Colombia. The national government changed from a policy of colorblindness to one of recognition of multiple ethnic groups. Researchers began to study how race has played a factor in Colombia both in the past and present. This paper will examine Afro-Colombians and their place in Colombian society overall. I will be looking at their position economically, socially, and politically and try to come to a conclusion as to whether or not they are treated as full citizens receiving the benefits and opportunities afforded to other groups in Colombia. I believe that much like African Americans in the United States, Afro-Colombians not only face discrimination but are disadvantaged economically, socially, and politically in comparison to their counterparts.