Mexico’s second president was Afro American, but keeps being painted as white today

According to a Mexican Afro American (Afro Mestizo) photographer, Mexico’s second president, Vincente Guerrero keeps being painted and depicted as white when he was in fact black.

Hugo Arellanes, a photographer who works with the activist organization Huella Negra, or Black Footprint, says, “We are affected by the fact that Vicente Guerrero is not recognized as an Afro-descendant. He keeps being painted as white in the pictures in where he is presented as the president of the republic, and the same goes for Jose Maria Morelos.”

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The question is, why the whitewash? We already know the truth. Mexican Afro Americans should produce paintings of Vincente Guerrero as black. Thats what he was.

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