Anti Black/mixed people of partial African descent sentiment is universal and it’s not going away anytime soon because the global system of racism/white supremacy has a hierarchy in which Blacks and mixed people of partial Black/Aboriginal/African descent at the bottom and whites/Europeans at the top. Everyone else are in between. The people in power don’t want to relinquish their power which is based upon the exploitation and abuse of peoples of African and Indigenous descent around the world. Brazil is no exception.
Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so here we have another incident of a racial insult of a Brazilian woman. As reports of racism are a regular feature on this blog, this in itself is not surprising. But the internationalization of the incident, as other incidents over the years, is something worthy of looking into a little deeper because of its implications on global understandings of race vs. the way many Brazilians like to see the country. Before we get into that, let’s first just delve into what happened.
Science Without Borders student says she suffered racism and abuse in Italy
28-year old Baiana (woman from Bahia) participates in exchange program at Università degli Studi di Siena. She was compared to a monkey in a post by an Italian woman in a social network.
By Henrique Mendes
A student of the Universidade Federal do Recôncavo Baiano (UFRB or…
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