Manifesto: “One Cannot Think About Real Democracy in Brazil if Racism Is Not Core Issue”

Eugênio Lima, one of the organizers of the anti-racist manifesto launched on Sunday, says the movement cannot remain on the sidelines in the coalitions against authoritarian threat in the country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The title phrase sounds recent, but in reality is over 40 years old, having been the theme of an anti-racism rally held in 1978 at São Paulo's Municipal Theatre.  The statement is now revivified in a new manifesto, printed in full page in Sunday's editions of the Folha de S.Paulo and O Globo newspapers.

The campaign "As long as there is racism there will be no democracy" is promoted by the 'Coalizão Negra por Direitos' (Black Coalition for Rights), which unites over 100 black movement organizations from all over the . . .

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