‘Black Lives Matter’ Is a Global Cry, But White Argentinians Don’t Hear It

Afro-Argentinians want their fellow citizens to stop erasing their past and present

A woman wearing a face mask holds up a sign of George Floyd at a protest in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
People take part in a demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 2, 2020 during a protest over the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after he was restrained by Minneapolis police. Photo: Federico Rotter/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Anti-racist activist Jennifer Parker (left) and Afro-Argentinian trap and hip-hop artist Luanda (right). Photos courtesy of Jennifer Parker and Julieta Mendez.

“I had been told that people of African descent in Argentina had all died in the Independence Wars or during the yellow fever epidemic of 1871.”

Miriam Gomes, president of the Unión Caboverdeana, a mutual aid association. Photo courtesy of Aimé Yeme at the Congreso Internacional de Turismo.

Argentinian-German journalist and writer working at the intersection of culture and politics.

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