Police Killings of Blacks Explode in Bolsonaro’s Brazil
In just three months, police in Rio de Janeiro killed 434 people, most of them young Black men. Joao Costa Vargas, professor of anthropology at the University of California at Riverside and author of “The Denial of Anti-Blackness,” blames President Jair Bolsonaro, who claimed that the former Workers Party government was “too weak on crime,” and promised that he would make Brazil “white again.” Bolsonaro is often called “Brazil’s Trump.”
Blacks Pay High Price for Bad Healthcare
Dr. Leslie Hinkson, author of “Subprime Health: Debt and Race in US Medicine,” said Black people “get bad care, and that not only leads to further undermining of their health, but they also ultimately wind up having to pay more for it.”
US School are a “Carceral” and “Punitive Landscape”
For students of color in the US, schooling has long been a “carceral condition,” said Connie Wun, a researcher and advocate for women and girls, who wrote an influential article titled, “Racialized and Gendered Violence Permeates School Discipline.” “We now have to think about the architecture of the school as a punitive landscape where students are subjected to surveillance cameras” and more police on campus,” said Wun.
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