Confronting Black Genocide and Racism in Brazil

“The police kill at least 14 young Black men in Brazil every single day,” said Prof. Jaime Amparo Alves, a member of the Brazilian Black Movement who teaches anthropology at the College of Staten Island, New York City. “Which country in the world,” he asks, “has this rate of Black genocide?” The election of racist right-winger Jair Bolsanaro to the presidency “cannot be understood without understanding the history of anti-Blackness in Brazilian society,” said Alves.

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