Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Meet the world's first Afrobolivian political candidate

Jorge Medina will be a candidate for Congress in La Paz under special electoral circumscription for indigenous peoples. (Yes, in Bolivia indigenous rights apply to black people because it's cool like that.) Medina hopes to run with Morales' MAS party. "I consider MAS the only party that opened to us some options, after continuous work." The would-be congressman is a fan of Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz, MLK, Bob Marley, Che, Malcolm X, and Mandela.

Follow the link if you read Spanish to get his description of racial discrimination in the university.

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