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Category Archives: Racism in schools

Mother puts school on blast and seeks the police after 8 year old son suffers racist verbal assault


Classmate said he would never get a girlfriend because he is “preto, sujo, feio e fedido (black, dirty, ugly and stinking)”; the boy had been verbally abused by a colleague at … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

Discrimination in schools affects performance of black students


Luiana: Black students see themselves in inferior position When comparing the school trajectory of blacks and whites, disparities not only focus on access to university but at all stages of … Continue reading

November 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

In one Brazilian state, reports of racism grow by 9.3%; expert says racism "happens almost everyday" but victims "suffer in silence"


Fátima da Silva denounced an episode of racism that happened to her daughter in a private school.  She received books from the campaign “For a Childhood Without Racism” The battle … Continue reading

July 24, 2012 · 2 Comments