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Black Latino Unity



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This piece celebrates a groundbreaking Black and Latino Summit that took place in Los Angeles in 2008. The images depict the parallels between the social injustices faced by both Brown and Black communities in the United States. Both communities face structural racism, family separation, economic inequity, and mass incarceration. Yet  both communities are also resilient and are organizing around their self determination. The piece is a call for unity and solidarity among all people of color. Additionaly, Many Latinx are also Black, yet this truth is not always embraced due to colonization. The transatlantic slave strade occurred in Mexico, Peru, and other parts of Latin America. This piece is a also a call for Latinx people to recognize their Blackness.