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Brazil denies racism but the Porto Alegre incident when a black man was beaten to death shows something different

Monday, November 23rd 2020 - 09:10 UTC
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Emotions were running high on Saturday at the funeral of a black Brazilian man beaten to death by white security guards in an assault that sparked protests across the country. Read full article

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  • FortHay

    I fail to see how this shows racism. More likely it is yet another example of the all too common general brutality of law enforcement. The security guards were off duty cops. Police in Brazil, unfortunately, have a long and well documented history of brutality, coupled with corruption, low pay and poor training. While racism may have played a part in this tragedy, the evidence so far does not warrant the conclusion.

    Nov 23rd, 2020 - 05:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    The brutality unleashed against Joâo Alberto started when he punched one of the security guards in the face. He wasn't armed, nor did he threaten anyone's life, so looks like their reaction was out of proportion.
    And it's absurd that an alleged joke, probably misunderstood by one of the supermarket's female employees, could lead to such a stupid ending.

    But I agree with FortHay, to call the event racially-motivated, seems far-fetched....by the images of the beating, easy to see one guard is a 'mulato' (same as the victim) and the other that had his knee on the victim's neck/back, doesn't look totally white either...but that is irrelevant, as all that matters to suit the narrative of some radical movements, is that the victim be non-white....not particularly surprising when you consider that 56% of the population declare themselves either black or 'mulato'.

    Nov 23rd, 2020 - 09:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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