Ridicule of indigenous Oscar nod highlights racism in Mexico

Yalitza Aparicio was the first indigenous woman to be nominated for best actress, but public reaction reflects persistent discrimination.

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    Yalitza Aparicio exploded onto Mexico’s media landscape following her Oscar nomination for the Mexican film, Roma.

    The 25-year old was the first indigenous woman to be nominated for best actress.

    But some ridiculed her on TV and social media, highlighting the discrimination indigenous people continue to face in Mexico.

    Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Mexico City.


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