Resisting Racism and Fighting For Justice In Brazil

30 Jul

what is your name and the name of your organization

My name is Wellington, I am the general council of uneafro Brazil (union for pre university black and working class youth

what is some background to the history of racism in Brazil

Brazil is a country that was built and is based on their training racism, descendants of enslaved peoples still suffer the effects of the colonization and the process of whitening and hegemony of European power that spanned a period of over 300 years. The poorest people of the country are the result of colonial exploitation to the expansion of capitalism, 127 years was the anniversary the law decree that guaranteed freedom to the slaves, but it is that only 5% of the black population was slave of the time, the rest was organizes riots in the quilombos (land where black campasinos lived), that was brutally attacked by the Brazilian state that was inserted slowly industrialization process. With the end of the transatlantic slave trade to hand the implementation of factory work and the “free labor” decreed by the English empire forced the Brazil free the slaves that was its principal source of economic mode of production, the Brazilian government created measures to ensure that delayed the liberation of the enslaved Africans. In 1822 with the proclamation of the republic, also came a law that prohibited blacks, Indians and sick have access to public education, which results in intellectual domination process that endures to this day.
Explain some ways in which racism manifests itself in Brazil today and how your organization combats this
Brazil is contradictory, as we have the primary and secondary public youth, who only have access to public educational system which produces functional illiterates, Brazilian public universities bear a huge number of people who have never went to public schools and are advocating for the privatization of the university education. The peripheries adapt and create ways to combat this institutionalized racism, uneafro Brazil organizes preparatory courses and training policy so that those who do not have access to one transformative education have class conscience and seek ancestry in blackness in the daily struggle.
Explain the difference, if any, for black people in Brazil since the election of the PT, and what must still be done to advance a society based on equality
No doubt there was during the beginning of the PT government a significant change in the lives of the poor, so black advanced. It is important to exalt the achievements of affirmative action measures and projects of laws that provide for the teaching of history in Africa and culture of the native ethnic groups in public schools. Collectives that makes up the black movement and many other social movement dialogue with the sectors more to the left then the PT government. The PT gorvernment with its various applications of public policies facilitated access to consumption in a national context, but at the same time in local realities governments remained hegemonic neoliberal right-wing, and access to consumer goods but not to quality education more poor continued to be maintained underemployed and marginalized, with the emergence of war policy that exterminates poor. The poor steal from the poor that they believe they are rich because they have purchasing power, we are killing each and the capital and the Brazilian state profits from it, with construction of new detention centers and so many other ways to exploit the need … a fight that dialogue with all the demands that we take control of the capital and end the oppressive relations that divides us, black women that are the basis of operating in Brazil must be empowered, the transgendered, queer, etc. It is essential exalt our differences with equal rights for a more human struggle
Explain the reaction of the right to the space created for the black struggle by the pt government raising the living standards of the poor
The PT government not the real protagonist in the fight for the rights of blacks in Brazil, but its foundations were and are made up mostly of black people. The right in Brazil has always had a high cost on society , as well as create mass poverty. The insertion of the hand of the manufacturing workforce here was made by the owners of the coffee, sugar cane fields … the power has always been in the hands of large landowners and only came to talk to the poorest papulação from the government PT between a process of 27 years after abolition with dictatorships and genocide as a way to contain the riots and social organizations. The rich, conservative parliament and many others representing the right-wing throwback to the capitalist advance of domination promote a discourse of racial democracy in the media and insitutionalization racism for blacks (I speak in a black hegemonic manner by not knowing where comes our ancestry, we were looted and rejected this right) propagate a conservative and racist domination speech, lest we organize and dispute among us who is the whitest and looks more like the European immigrants during the whitening process that raped the black women.
There is so much i still want to discuss and hope we can do so in the future but for now i will ask you for your final comments
I think with the growth of struggles for equality of gender, race and class, have the opportunity to tell and build a story other than the point of view of the elites of the ruling class. We should not sectorial struggles, capital acts simultaneously on different forms of reproduction of life, while we fight for space policy deliberations believing that each party, movement, collective, etc. a proposal is better than the other as they grow with our clutter. We must create a fighting unit that dialogue with all sectors of society and so leave for the construction of socialism in inclusive intersectional fight.


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