Lima: Where the pallbearers are black

Associated Press
Lima: Where the pallbearers are black

In this July 2, 2013 photo, black pallbearers put on their white gloves as they prepare to handle a coffin during a burial in Lima, Peru. These pallbearers are in the job precisely because of the color of their skin, a phenomenon unique to this South American capital that was a regional seat of Spain’s colonial empire for more than three centuries and where racism remains so deeply ingrained that many Peruvians don’t consider the practice discriminatory. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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