An article I read the other day: Voices of Brazil, the models facing prejudice at home, from the Guardian, really bothered me and I just felt I had to write something about it, being black and all. First of all, the author accuses Brazil of choosing a white couple to represent the country in the… Read More Review: Prejudice? Really?
I read an article in the Economist the other day about racism in Mexico. The article was basically about discrimination and racism toward black people in the country. The part that really caught my eye was the end: the author claimed that there are more black people in Mexico than recorded in the census because… Read More Black? Me?
Like religion, racism and race is a touchy subject that offends and leads people to refrain from too much investigation. The whole black issue only really started to affect me when I moved to Brazil, and a little in Argentina, where there aren´t any (2% of the population, I think). The whole slave (slavocrat) mentality… Read More Why black people should stop whining
The other day was Black Awareness Day and I actually stopped to ask myself what that was exactly. I watched a woman on the television, President of a Black movement, talking about the importance of that day to black people in Brazil and how much work there was to do to improve public awareness and… Read More Racism vs. Racial Prejudice