Francia Elena Márquez is the young black Colombian woman who was insulted by a white Colombian woman called Luz Fabiola Rubiano, who called her a "monkey". She is currently Vice-President of the Republic of Colombia. She was born on 01/12/1981 in Suarez, in the department of Cauca, in south-west Colombia. Raised alone by her single mother, she became a mother herself at the age of 16. She was forced to interrupt her studies to work as a housekeeper to support her child. Despite the suffering, poverty, racism and discrimination of all kinds to which she was subjected, this young girl did not fold her arms and courageously continued the fight she had already begun at the age of just 13 against these scourges. She is also fighting against the multinationals that operate mines in her village of Toma, evicting black people from their land when they don't simply kill them. She joined associations, set up others and organised marches to protest against this state of affairs, for which she herself received death threats.
In the meantime, she had two children with whom she was forced to take refuge in Cali, in the west of the country. In Cali, where she continued her political activities and her fight for the rights of minorities and marginalised peoples, she also studied law at university, graduating with flying colours and becoming a lawyer. She then founded Soy Porque Somos, a political movement that led Gustavo Petro to the presidency of Colombia and herself to the vice-presidency in 2022.
During a march against the government's political and economic reforms on 26 September 2022 in front of Congress, Luz Fabiola Rubiano, questioned by the media about the reasons for her protest, replied: "Now it's the monkeys who govern us. Francia Márquez is a monkey ... What kind of education can a black person have? Black people rob, steal and kill".
Since becoming Vice-President of Colombia, Francia Elena Márquez has already been the subject of a number of racist insults, including from celebrities such as singer Maureen Belky Ramírez Cardona "Marbelle" and Miguel Polo Polo, himself black, and representative of the Afro-Colombian community in Congress. In both cases, Francia Elena Márquez agreed to conciliation, during which the defendants undertook to apologise to her and to Colombia's Afro-descendant community. However, in the case of Luz Fabiola Rubiano, the Vice-President initiated legal proceedings that resulted in her being sentenced to three years in prison on 10 April 2023, because, she says, "conciliations do not prevent people from continuing to engage in criminal behaviour such as racial hatred". Ah ... if only Nelson Mandela had known that in South Africa, he would certainly not have organised this great national reconciliation, which has only had the effect of increasing racial discrinination, since the racists have known ever since that nothing can happen to them ...
In fact, Nelson Mandela's "great national reconciliation" in South Africa is the best legitimisation of slavery, pillage and racial discrimination against black people of all time. Organised by ... black people. It is this kind of action that reinforces white people's belief that black people are inferior beings. Can you blame them? Certainly ... ( not ! )