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Bolsonaro's “traditional values” reaches Brazilian school textbooks

Friday, January 11th 2019 - 12:27 UTC
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Although more than half of Brazil's population is black or of mixed race - a school book showing only white characters would be deemed acceptable for classrooms Although more than half of Brazil's population is black or of mixed race - a school book showing only white characters would be deemed acceptable for classrooms
Textbooks are no longer required to contain illustrations showing the “ethnic diversity of the Brazilian population” Textbooks are no longer required to contain illustrations showing the “ethnic diversity of the Brazilian population”

School textbooks in Brazil will no longer need to highlight the country's ethnic diversity under rule changes brought in under the government of new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

The revised education ministry guidelines, shows a range of modified criteria for books to be used in the curricula of public schools. It was dated Jan 2, the day after Bolsonaro took office.
One of its provisions says textbooks are no longer required to contain illustrations showing the “ethnic diversity of the Brazilian population.”

The change means that - even though more than half of Brazil's population is black or of mixed race - a school book showing only white characters would be deemed acceptable for classrooms.

Another previous requirement that positive images of women be shown has been deleted in the new rules. So has an obligation for the textbooks to contain no spelling mistakes or printing errors.
However a previous requirement that preconceptions on sexual orientation be avoided was maintained.

Since assuming the presidency, Bolsonaro has embarked on an ideological campaign to promote his ultraconservative ideas and values, and to erase any trace of the 2003-2016 leftwing government Brazil had.

His education minister, Ricardo Velez Rodriguez, has promised to stamp out “cultural Marxism” and gender-identity “ideology.”

Categories: Politics, Brazil.

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  • Chicureo

    I cannot understand anyone worrying about stamping out “cultural Marxism” as much as possible.

    But, my goodness, this will really upset individuals focused on gender-identity “ideology.” https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TgiOjhkiuhw

    Jan 11th, 2019 - 12:53 pm +1
  • Chicureo

    “has characteristics intermediate between male and female” ...yes, my wife likes to accuse me of suffering that affliction when I cowardly refuse to stand up to her sometimes ferocious arguments...

    Some backwards societies like my own have difficulty explains why it's a good idea to promote 12 year old transvestites...

    ...anyway, asexual persons certainly do exist and seems to be a growing trend...

    Jan 12th, 2019 - 11:54 pm +1
  • Terence Hill

    Chicureo the flamer
    Thats right you show every aspect of your perverted voyeurisms
    https://www.dailywire.com/news/39980/website-sells-phallic-prosthetics-prepubescent-frank-camp

    Jan 11th, 2019 - 03:39 pm 0
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