Brazil, XXI century.
This post is for my non brazilians followers.
We are in a middle of a war. Actually, we have been in a war since the first african arrived and was sold as a slavery, but they made it seemed like we have nothing to worry about since 1888, when black brazilians “receiveid freedom”. We do not celebrate this year, because freedom never actually arrived.
In the past two years, several brutal things have happened. When I say brutal is because brazilian racism is present everyday, but it is so hidden under “brazilian culture” that we almost get used to it. But what has happened is not the typical brazilian racism, we are in the middle of unacceptable events that made me start to think that maybe we are in real dangerous.
This photo was taken and disclosed by a white man, after 15 other white man (whom define themself as “vigilantes”) tortured this young black guy and chained him - naked - to a lamppost.
Now, I dont know a lot about others country’s slavery history, but in ours I remember of seeing pictures of slaves who did not behave and they were always chained, exactly like the boy in the pic. It was not a coincidence
Knowledge is Power. I want you guys to know what we are going through, as black blazilian, and I want everyone who wish to be able to watch the World Cup in Brazil to remember this.
WE ARE LIVING A WAR! DON’T FUCK BRING YOUR WORDL CUP TO MY COUNTRY. WE DONT CARE BOUT YOUR GAMES, WE ARE TRYING TO SURVIVE! WE ARE TRYING TO WALK ON THE STREETS WITHOUT LOOKING GUILTY. WE ARE TRYING TO BE TREATED LIKE HUMAN BEINGS. STOP THIS BULLSHIT. WE DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR STUPID SOCCER GAMES. I’M SICK OF IT!