Watch. ‘Beauty And the Wealth Gap in Colombia.’ Afro-Colombian Women Compete In Beauty Pageants.

Afro Colombian Women Beauty Pageants

Like many countries of the diaspora, wealth and opportunity are starkly divided among racial lines. Despite economic growth, Colombia is still plagued by some of the greatest inequalities of wealth in the world. Afro-Colombians mostly live in the nation’s poorest neighborhoods, and they often face stigma when seeking opportunities outside of their communities. This short documentary presented by Al Jazeera America follows women seeking to improve their lives with beauty pageants.