Black Pallbearers In Lima Reveal Ingrained Racism In Peruvian Society

“The pallbearers are in the job precisely because of the color of their skin, a phenomenon unique to this South American capital that was the regional seat of Spain’s colonial empire for more than three centuries. In fact, prominent citizens such as Reyna, a widely respected, charitable man of indigenous origin who died at age 82, request black pallbearers for their funerals.”He planned his funeral and wanted it to be elegant,” said Reyna’s widow, Clarisa Velarde.”

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