Racism in Brazil is often not addressed, as a result some would like to believe that it does not exist. That belief could not be farther from the truth.
Not only does Brazil deal with racism, but the nationalists and immigrants also contend with colorism and pigmentocracy.
Racism is the local and global power system and dynamic, structured and maintained by persons who classify themselves as white, whether consciously or subconsciously determined, which consists of patterns of perception, logic, symbol formation, thought, speech, action and emotional response, as conducted simultaneously in all areas of people activity (economics, education, entertainment, labour, law, politics, religion, sex and war); for the ultimate purpose of white genetic survival and to prevent white genetic annihilation on planet earth – a planet upon which the vast majority of people are classified as non-white (Black, Brown, Red and Yellow) by white skinned people, and all of the nonwhite people are genetically dominant (in terms of skin coloration) compared to the genetic recessive white skin people.”
Colorism is prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group.
Pigmentocracy is government by or social hierarchy of those with a certain skin tone, regardless of race or socioeconomic status.
Brazil was the last place in the Americas to give up slavery. It also imported more than 10 times as many slaves as the U.S. — some 4 million. That’s meant that more than 50 percent of the population is of African descent, but those numbers haven’t translated to opportunity.
One thing about those tables, they always turn. Watch as the majority in Brazil and around the world seek to undo a social construct that thrives on diminishing the many for the benefit of the few.