One of the questions I get from time to time is whether paisas (and Colombians) are racist, or how they react (or don’t react) to black tourists visiting Medellin.
Frankly, I have no idea. I’ve heard anecdotal evidence here and there to suggest that yes, racism exists in Colombia, as it does in most parts of the world.
The question then becomes how pervasive is it? Enough to concern a black person traveling to Medellin and Colombia?
This video was shot by a friend, Jubril, who I hung out with earlier this year. You’ll notice he’s on the sweet rooftop of the Nueva Alejandria building too.
What do you think, does racism exist in Medellin?