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2937Re: Anti-Mestizo politics in Brazil

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  • docilechicken24
    Jun 14, 2007
      This is what confuses me.

      The policy is unjust to Mixed race persons ability to 'identify'
      otherwise from Afro-Brazillians, yet it sounds like the reasons
      for doing it are to give them better access to opportunity within
      Brazillian society that they don't really have right now.

      I know in some people in my school went to Rio de Janeiro
      (I am pretty sure that was the city at least)
      and studied affirmative action that is being
      experimented with in colleges cause the colleges
      don't have dark-skinned Mulatto or Blacks in them.

      If the Mulattoes and Blacks aren't united under one banner,
      how could they implement a program like that, that is
      giving them greater access to resources and opportunities.

      I don't think it is a clear cut issues either way.




      In Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com,
      Rommel Santos <rrcs_law@...> wrote:



      nacaomestica:

      If you laid out the facts right, I must
      say that the racist policy is definitely
      unjust and contrary to human dignity.

      You are probably right questioning the
      current leftist government of Brazil.

      How sad that a country that presents
      itself as a model of racial tolerance takes
      on a path contrary to its good reputation.

      PS:

      I take it you're Brazilian.
      Well, I've been to a Brazilian restaurant
      (which served churasco (did I spell it right?).
      Boy, was it deeeeeeeee-licious! Exotic too.

      Yours,
      Rommel Santos



      nacaomestica@... wrote:



      The Brazilian culture and people traditionally
      recognize Mixed identities, as of the 'Mulatto', the
      'Cafuzo' (Native+Black) and the 'Caboclo' (Native+White).

      However, the current leftist Brazilian government
      (of the 'Party of the Workers' - 'Partido dos
      Trabalhadores', PT) is undertaking a anti-Mestizo politics.

      This politics is specily lead by racial movements
      linked to the party of the president Lula who is
      introducing the 'One Drop Rule' in the country.

      The 'Movimento Pardo-Mestiço Brasileiro'
      ('Brazilian Mestizo Movement'), or
      'Nação Mestiça' ('Mestizo Nation'),
      was organized to defend the right of the
      'Mestizos' to be identified as 'Mestizos'
      (in Portuguese the word for
      'Multiracial/Ethnic' is 'Mestiço').

      The 'Mestizos' has been excluded of
      the governmental politics and Mestizo
      movement has been suffered persecutions.

      We thank the Multi-Ethnic organizations help
      us denounce this anti-'Mestizo' politics.


      nacaomestica <nacaomestica@...> wrote:



      From http://nacaomestica.org/noticia_070601_lovingdecision.htm

      EUA
      Mestiços dos EUA comemoram legalização do
      casamento inter-racial no país1 de junho de 2007
      A AMEA - Association of MultiEthnic Americans e outras organizações
      mestiças dos EUA estão preparando a Loving Decision Conference.
      A conferência internacional faz parte das comemorações do 40.º
      aniversário da Loving versus Virgínia (1967), a decisão da Suprema
      Corte dos EUA que legalizou o casamento inter-racial nos EUA.
      Informa a AMEA - Association of MultiEthnic Americans que o evento
      visar ser a primeira vez na história dos EUA que estarão reunidos
      casais "inter-raciais", indivíduos "multi-raciais/étnicos" e
      adotados "trans-raciais", além de políticos, educadores/estudantes,
      celebridades, e organizações ativistas representativas de todas as
      comunidades para tratar sobre a mestiçagem nos EUA.
      O Movimento Pardo-Mestiço Brasileiro foi convidado.
      A Loving Decision Conference 2007: The Next 40 Years of Multiracial
      Communities ocorrerá em Chicago, Illinois, de 21 a 24 de junho.
      Eventos comemorativos também ocorrerão em Nova Iorque, Portland,
      Berkeley, Los Angeles, Seattle e outras cidades.

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      DENUNCIE A POLÍTICA DO GOVERNO BRASILEIRO CONTRA MESTIÇOS
      DENUNCIE LA POLÍTICA DEL GOBIERNO BRASILEÑO CONTRA MESTIZOS
      DENOUNCE THE POLICY OF THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT AGAINST MESTIZOS
      Movimento Pardo-Mestiço Brasileiro
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