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The Good Racist

The good racist has evolved so much that sometimes he cannot see color, the color of blacks who have been displaced, blacks who have disappeared or blacks who lack freedom. He is incapable of questioning why is it that the gym he goes to, the restaurants in which he eats and the places where he buys things are all racially homogeneous.

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To whom does San Andrés belong to?

San Andrés is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Colombia. In 2011 the island accounted for 22% of national tourism, some 530,000 tourists, according to data presented by UN Periódico. For this reason, when people think of San Andrés, it conjures up images of crystalline beaches and its famous “sea of seven colors.” However, in San Andrés there has been a dispute between the parts of the island given to tourists and commercial interests and the Raizal population’s ancestral territory.

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White-Skinned Maid Needed

The high-profile case of racial discrimination in Cali in which a classified employment ad stated the need for a “white-skinned” female surgical physician brought attention to a common phenomenon in the city with one of the largest afrodescendant populations in the country (27% of Cali’s population is afrodescendant according to the last census).

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Artículo de Litigio

Intervention: Tutela Writ Against the Artistic Project “Blanco Porcelana”

The Constitutional Court invited us opine on the tension between freedom of expression and artistic creation, and the right to privacy and the reputation, in the context of artwork that addresses racial discrimination.

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Health Care: Afro Descendents

Public action of unconstitutionality of articles 1 through 30 of the Law 691 of 2001, which regulates the participation of ethnic groups in the General System of Social Security, alleging violations of the introduction and of articles 1, 2, 7, 11, 12, 13, 48, 49, 70, 85, 93, 330 (paragraph), 55 transitory of the Political Constitution.

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Artículo de Litigio

Rights of the Black Communities

The Community Counsel of the Islands of Rosario filed a tutela against INCODER, arguing that the State has violated its rights of petition and due process, as well as the prior consultation rights of the community, and the existence, and cultural integrity of the community.

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