The protests that have emerged in the United States under the banner Black Lives Matter are similar to decades-old movements in Latin America. At the core of all of this organizing, according to Tianna S. Paschel, is the same attempt to humanize black people. While those interested in inequality have tended to ask how black people are living, black rights movement sacross the Americasare demanding that society confront a more difficult question: How are black people dying?
How are they Dying?: Politicizing Black Death in Latin America
TIANNA S. PASCHEL is an assistant professor of African-American studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is author of the forthcoming book, “Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil” (Princeton University Press, 2016).
Tianna S. Paschel; How are they Dying?: Politicizing Black Death in Latin America. World Policy Journal 1 March 2016; 33 (1): 38–45. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07402775-3545870
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