Yesterday, I commented on the expulsion of indigenous peoples near Maracanã stadium, and how it hearkens to a much (tragically) deeper history of disregard for indigenous rights. Today, the facebook group Historia do Brasil (which is definitely worth following, if you’re on Facebook) posted the picture below that provides a powerful visual that reiterates that point. To be clear, much has changed over time, from the political context to the understandings of race. Yet, in spite of those changes, Brazil’s indigenous peoples continue to confront a form of racism that is far from modern, instead hearkening back to the colonial era hundreds of years ago.
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