“This is not a slave house! Get blacks out of University of Campinas!”: More racist graffiti demonstrates discomfort with blacks being “out of their place”


Black Women of Brazil

Universidade tem nova pichação racista Graffiti at the University of Campinas: “This is not a senzala (slave house)! Get blacks out of Unicamp now”

Note from BW of Brazil: Well, here we go again! It should actually come as no surprise that university campuses have become the new symbol of the discomfort of many in Brazilian society with the entry of Afro-Brazilians into the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning. After all, it was with the beginning of the system of affirmative action policies over a decade ago that made the country begin to openly discuss its racial issues for the first time in an open manner. Please keep in mind that we stress (as in previous posts) how this is not to say affirmative action was the cause of racism (as many would have us believe), as its been a regular facet of the country’s DNA for several centuries, but it was…

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One Response to “This is not a slave house! Get blacks out of University of Campinas!”: More racist graffiti demonstrates discomfort with blacks being “out of their place”

  1. Opher says:

    My impression is that racism is better than it was but still exists. It needs a concerted effort to overcome the in-built prejudice, stereotypes and tribalism that create the problems

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