Very heartbreaking and sad!
Note from BW of Brazil: To say the least, this is quite a disturbing story! These types of reports once again makes one ask if law, order and justice in fact exist in Brazil or it is just window-dressing. Here we have so many unjust factors of Brazilian society rolled into one case:
- Rape and sexual relations with black females hired to worked as maids in middle-class white households.
- Exploitation of black poverty.
- Impunity of rich, white elites/politicians
- Blaming the victim of the crime
Many of the topics in this story have been approached in previous material on this blog but as our readers may not be familiar with those posts, a few clarifications of definitions will be in order. Quilombos are the independent maroon societies established by fugitive slaves escaping captivity during Brazil’s slavery era, the greatest of which was Palmares led by Brazil’s greatest black leader, Zumbi…
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