I’m not your Joke
Soldado Micolta is one of the most recognizable characters of the popular Colombian TV show Sábados Felices. He’s is every negative Afro-Colombian stereotype rolled into one caricature: he’s clumsy, lazy, naive, ignorant, speaking in an exaggerated version of the accent of Colombia’s Pacific Coast, the region with the highest concentration of Black Colombians. For years, Micolta was played by a white actor in blackface, until 2015, when a group of Afro-Colombian activists decided they’d had enough.
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