Francia Márquez to become Colombia's first Black vice president
Francia Márquez is set to become Colombia's first Black vice president after she and leftist Gustavo Petro won Sunday's runoff election.
Why it matters: The country's Afro Colombian population is large but has been historically marginalized.
What to know: Márquez is a lawyer and longtime activist and winner of the Goldman Prize, a prestigious recognition in environmentalism.
Background: About one in 10 Colombians identify as Black, though that number could be higher because of a suspected census undercount.
What they’re saying: The women's candidacies inspired a lot of racist and classist reactions due to "this idea inherited from colonial times that some people are meant to govern and others to be governed," Restrepo said.
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