Skip to comments.Brazil’s New Problem With Blackness
Posted on 04/11/2017 3:24:06 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior
...Late last year Fernando received news he had dreaded for months: he and 23 of his classmates had been kicked out of college. The headline run by weekly magazine CartaCapital White Students Expelled from University for Defrauding Affirmative Action System.
But the headline clashes with how Fernando sees himself. He identifies as "pardo", or brown: a mixed-race person with black ancestry.
For Brazils black activists, however, the breach of the countrys unofficial color-blindness has also been accompanied by suspicion over race fraud: people taking advantage of affirmative action policies never meant for them in the first place.
These spots are for people who are phenotypically black, [...]a member of the student activist group Setorial Negro, told me. Its not for people with black grandmothers.
In 2014, the federal government approved a law that set aside 20 percent of public sector jobs to people of color. In Aug. 2016, [...] the government ordered all departments to install verification committees. But it failed to provide the agencies with any guidance.
The Department of Education in Para, Brazils blackest state, attempted to fulfill the decree with a checklist. Among the criteria to be scored: Is the job candidates nose short, wide and flat? How thick are their lips? Are their gums sufficiently purple? What about their lower jaw? Does it protrude forward? Candidates were to be awarded points per item, like hair type and skull shape.
But black activists say such measures are unavoidable. A person who does not look phenotypically black is not the one getting killed by police every 23 minutes, said Santos, the law student and Coletivo Negrada member.
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I’ve always thought this will happen here too and I’m seeing some minor instances of it where a mixed-race person isn’t considered “black enough” by “real African-Americans”. It will be hilarious when the government starts drawing distinctions (like they had to do with “Native Americans” years ago.).
It seems the U.S. government has been a bit more intellegent than the Brazilian one so far. Though, in Brazil it was an ‘internal’ policy which has leaked to the press. I suspect alike internal documents may be found in the US.
Let’s see...we can start the list with Elizabeth Warren.
I think they did the same type of thing in apartheid South Africa.
I would surmise from this that Rachel dumbass would not have so fare thee welled in Brazil as a race transans. Checklist,,, whoed o thunked.
Once upon a time, people felt that striving for a colorblind society was a worthy goal.
I guess everyone abandoned that concept. Now color is just a way to gain privileges — which is artfully obscured by the baseless charge of “white privilege”. Honest people recognize that non-whites get the privileges.
Yeah, that was the first thing to come to my mind.
Color is an excuse for failure and underperformance - according to US government policy and laws.
>>Lets see...we can start the list with Elizabeth Warren.
They already did. When Warren was claiming to be an Indian, it was legal to just claim it. Then the casinos started opening and it was suddenly worth money to be a “Native” so they cracked down on the rules. A young Fauxcahontas-wannabe today could not do what Warren did then. In another generation, you’ll start seeing large numbers of “African-Americans” who are less than 25% black and they’ll be taking from the affirmative action pie in larger and larger numbers and the “real blacks” will demand standards of blackness for the gummint cheese.
One true fact about the entitlement mentality is that they talk like everything should be shared, but when you start taking their cheese, they suddenly develop a real love of property rights.
And lefties start to explain how an absurd isn't at all one. They make cushy jobs for themaselves out of it.
These spots are for sneeches who are phenotypically non-star-bellied, [...]a member of the student activist group Setorial Sin Estrella, told me. Its not for sneeches with non-star-bellied grandmothers.
BTW, 50% of Brazilians are self-described as being Black in a population of about 200 million.
There are more Blacks in Brazil than any other country outside Africa.
American Blacks AB are much more lighter skin tone than Dark Blacks DB from Somalia, which is Democrats famous place for immigration. Democrats love division. Somalia is an original source of deep black slaves, being re-introduced.
The new DBs have higher victim rank than AB natives.
ABs, the affirmative action party is now over. If you snoozed, you lose.
Nicely done, perfect.
It looks like there isn’t enough free stuff. Some Blacks are apparently blackier than the others.
They'll have to emigrate to where there are White people who owe them.
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