Are there problems with ethnic, race/racial minorities or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

See above. - Jul 2020


Isn't gender equality a problem everywhere? - Feb 2020


I believe so. I had heard that the darker your skin, the less well you're treated. I haven't seen it in action. - Sep 2018


African Americans are more frequently stopped by police for questioning and may experience more problems with stereotypes. - May 2018


I'm sure there are, however, it's not overly apparent. There is a pretty big social class disparity though that is quite noticeable. - Apr 2016


Since this is a Latin American country, indigenous people and those with African origins are more regularly celebrated and appreciated in public, but racism exists, and it can be subtly pernicious or overtly cruel. Some of my African-American friends have been shouted at and degraded in public, in addition to denied entry into clubs/restaurants. - Aug 2015


There are serious issues with race. Those with white skin are obviously treated much, much better than people of color. - Aug 2014


Colombians will deny prejudice but it exists. - Jun 2014


Bogotanos see themselves as the elite of Colombia and are openly prejudicial to darker-skinned Colombians from the coastal areas. - May 2013


Afro-colombians are often discriminated against. - Oct 2012


I've never heard it discussed on the social circuit, but there are definite racial issues. You only need to look at the editorial cartoons in the major newspaper to see things that would never be permitted in the US. - Jul 2012


No problems as long as you have money, fair skin, and high status. Otherwise, you will get the plastic smile and the deference afforded to 'those people' - Apr 2012


There is certainly latent racism, but it's not noticeable on the streets on a daily basis. - Dec 2011


I think there is a fair amount of prejudice between socio-economic groups, as well as between city and coastal groups. - Jul 2011


As in all of the Latino American countries, the rich Colombians have problems with dark-skinned people. - Nov 2010


There are racial prejudices against those of African descent. - Sep 2010


Bogotanos are mostly white, and they disparage Afro-Colombians who mostly live on the coasts. They call them costeños, which they use as a pejorative term, but they also call them monkeys, etc. - Aug 2010


It's not pervasive, but there is certainly racism towards those who look to be of African descent and towards indigenous people. - Aug 2010


No. - Aug 2010


They are racist against the indians and the afro. If you are blond you are going to be the king here. Blond kids are the hit here. - Jun 2010


Well, it is a Latin culture and so there is some machismo and some discrimination of Afro-heritage people, Colombian and otherwise. This is not as bad as in other Latin countries where I have lived (such as Peru). - Jan 2010


No glaring prejudices. - Dec 2008


Yes, Colombians are not racially or culturally sensitive. At a young age, kids call each other terrible names like 'negrito', etc. - Dec 2008


Somewhat with Afro-colombian and Afro-Americans. - Nov 2008


I'm an African American and have found no prejudices in this area at all. Finding a beautician to handle African American hair is the hardest part. - May 2008


Not really. If you are darker skinned, you may get mistaken for a nanny. Happens to me all the time, but nothing to worry about. - Apr 2008


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