Peru: UN criticizes television show for using racial stereotypes, disappears

Posted on September 3, 2014 • Filed under: Culture, Latin America Indigenous Issues, Peru, Social Issues reported Peru TV slammed by UN as racial stereotypes paraded for cheap laughs
La Paisana Jacinta loses prime-time slot but racism against indigenous people and African-Peruvians far from eradicated. Peruvian comedy is brusque and rough-and-tumble, but few outsiders would be prepared for so many casual racial stereotypes paraded for cheap laughs.

Now, following a recommendation by the UN’s Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Cerd) to the Peruvian state, the show has virtually disappeared from the airwaves, confined, for now, to a “graveyard” 7.30am slot on Saturdays. Read Article

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