Yalitza speaks out against racism

The Mexican actress has become an outspoken activist 

Yalitza Aparicio is attacked after speaking out about racism
Yalitza Aparicio was nominated to the Oscars for her role in ROMA - Photo: Chris Pizzell/AP
English 25/05/2020 14:26 Newsroom Mexico City Actualizada 14:38

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Mexican actress and activist Yalitza Aparicio announced she had written her first article for The New York Times, where she discusses racism, domestic worker’s rights, and the rights of indigenous people
 
After her role in ROMA, Aparicio became an outspoken activist, UNESCO ambassador, and has collaborated with organizations like the United Nations
 
In her article, Yalitza discusses the importance of representation, racism, and the importance of art, among other issues. 

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Unfortunately, ever since Yalitza rose to fame, she has been attacked for her indigenous roots and this time, it wasn't the exception.
 
Some social media users praised her for the clarity with which she explains racism in Mexico and how important representation is for indigenous communities. 
 
However, others attacked her, branded her a racist, and said she didn’t deserve to write for The New York Times.
 
Despite the negativity, Yalizta keeps working on initiatives that will have an impact on the lives of domestic workers and indigenous women.

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