Monday, April 27, 2009

The Myth of Brazilian "Racial Democracy"

Arturo Vasquez exposes "a myth that the Brazilian intellegentsia has itself been pushing for over sixty years" and suggests "[t]he reality on the ground turns out to be as ugly, if not uglier, than the American situation" — The Eyes of Escrava Anastacia. I agree with Mr. Vasquez that "the enslavement of black Africans is an act of ontological violence that is far more brutal and significant than any other atrocity in history, and to pretend that we have recovered from it is beyond wishful thinking."

The final scene from Orfeu Negro (1959):


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Blogger UNITED RACES said...

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The United Races Racial Democracy will have equal male and female representation at each level of Government to counter the debilitating social diseases of Bestiality, Sodomy and Homosexuality in a Racial Democracy to improve opportunities for Job Seeker's.

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Blogger love the girls said...

Arturo Vasquez writes : "The idea that people are inferior and ugly because of what they are and not because of what they have done is far more central to our own ideological heritage than we would care to admit."

The above can be read two ways.

Unfortunately, and similarly to the above, Arturo Vasquez cuts his argument both ways asking for his cake while eating it too. On the one hand he argues against the unnatural of denying ones own for the sake of strangers, while on the other hand arguing for that same unnatural equality.

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