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5 thoughts on “Look How Racism in Brazil Rears Its Ugly Head for Black Woman Deemed Too Dark to Be Carnival Queen

  1. I hope she is happy for the rest of a long life. And that she and the love of her life are married many happy decades and have wonderful children. It is so very sad how insidious racism is. Her (dark) skin is lovely. And her boyfriend's (white) skin is lovely. It's a shame that rabid bigots were allowed to win and officials of the event able to pretend she hadn't won. Could she have brought a lawsuit? What would have been her chances of winning?

  2. Rubens Titus says:

    These stereotypes persist in a number of Latin American countries including the Dominican Republic. That's why the latter forcibly expelled out of the DR any dark-skinned persons the DR authorities could get their hands on. To help stop 500 years of bigotry against humans of African descent, read the books by Ernesto Sagas and Rubens Titus titlled "Roadmap to Haiti's Next Revolution".

  3. Charity Dell says:

    Only strong, sustained collective action by Afro-Brazilians–such as economic boycott powerful enough to disrupt their precious tourist trade and control of black bodies during samba–will enable them to effect social change at all levels of Brazilian society. The lighter-skinned "mulata" should not have been so eager to take the place of her darker-skinned sister who was so shamefully mistreated by racist media moguls.

  4. She is so beautiful. I was so sad they just took it away from her. And what they said about erasing the blackness is something that happens in the US as well.

  5. Cal Davis says:

    They are Hebrews, under the same curse the Hebrews all over the world are under, even in America. Bt I believe we shall break the bonds.

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