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Category Archives: racism in school

Text message with racist content leads to the firing of a teacher; accused must also pay a fine of US$2,500


Teacher is condemned by the courts for a racist message against a school principal In a text message sent by phone, the school employee called her boss a “stuck up … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

125 years after the abolition of slavery in Brazil, children and teens feel that there is still something to abolish: prejudice!


Note from BW of Brazil: Although many don’t realize it, during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Brazil imported more African slaves than any other Western nation. It is estimated that between … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Teacher admits to calling a student ‘monkey’ in university administered elementary school; says it was "not in a racist tone"


Students at Pedagogical Center at UFMG Teacher calls student ‘monkey’ in a room of the Centro Pedagógico da UFMG (Teaching Centre of UFMG). The University opened an administrative process to … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mother denounces racism against 4 year old daughter; the student was called “hideous black.”


According to the child’s mother, Fátima, the girl was insulted by the grandmother of a boy who was disgusted by the fact that her grandson had danced with a black … Continue reading

July 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

Mother denounces racism against 4 year old daughter; the student was called “hideous black.”


According to the child’s mother, Fátima, the girl was insulted by the grandmother of a boy who was disgusted by the fact that her grandson had danced with a black … Continue reading

July 21, 2012 · 4 Comments