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Brazil's 'Quilombo' Mvmt May Be The World's Largest Slavery Reparations Pro




When Luiz Pinto was growing up, his parents wouldn't let the family talk about slavery. The issue raised ugly memories.

Pinto's grandmother was born into slavery. She threw herself into a river before Pinto was born, taking her own life after the son of a wealthy, white landowner raped her. The subjects of slavery and racism became taboo in the Pinto household, a sprawling set of orange brick homes perched on a hilltop where Rio de Janeiro's famed statue of Christ the Redeemer is visible...

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Male, 56, Austell, GA

Posted July 11, 2014


Today, more people of African descent live in Brazil than in any country in the world besides Nigeria.

The symbolic power of the quilombo appealed to former Congresswoman Benedita da Silva. In 1986, after Brazil?s military dictatorship ended, da Silva was one of 11 Afro-Brazilians among the 594 members of Congress elected to draw up the country?s founding . She managed to convince a body of lawmakers composed largely of light-skinned men to lay the framework for a modern-day, Brazilian version of ?40 acres and a mule.?

The key to da Silva?s success was the law?s innocuous phrasing. It specifies that descendants of residents of the quilombos have a right to a permanent title to the land they occupy. But the term ?quilombo? was left legally undefined for years, implying that it would be necessary for any such community to be able to trace its direct lineage to a runaway slave settlement. Most of the assembly members who voted for da Silva?s article likely viewed it as a symbolic gesture that would affect only a handful of communities.

It didn?t work out that way. In 2003, the left-wing government of President Luiz Inácio ?Lula? da Silva expanded the legal definition of the term ?quilombo,? issuing a presidential decree that categorized quilombo descendants as an ethnicity. Under Brazilian law, people have the right to define their own ethnicity for the purposes of social policy. With Lula?s rule, virtually any black community could become certified as a quilombo if a majority of its residents decided to.

When Lula?s decree was issued in 2003, there were 29 recognized quilombos in Brazil. As of 2013, that number had swelled to more than 2,400, comprising more than 1 million people, with hundreds more communities applying that have yet to be recognized.


The_Harbinger
The_Harb...

Female, 53, Chicago, IL

Posted July 11, 2014


So you think_Those white devils have those black people confused on who they really are_As long as you black people believe in the devil then yall won't ever believe in God__usfg/cia/mrd


The_Harbinger
The_Harb...

Female, 53, Chicago, IL

Posted July 11, 2014


The hell with Charity don't give Charity sh!t because Charity is a lie and only out for money just like the rest of those foolish a** devils are,and can't be trusted and you need to be careful of the book keeper to__usfg/cia/mrd


The_Harbinger
The_Harb...

Female, 53, Chicago, IL

Posted July 11, 2014


Those white have you black people thinking that yall are african descendants just so that they can treat yall like slaves in yalls own american country_How are some africans going to turn into black people?_As long as you race of black people continue to fall for everything that those white people tell yall then they will continue to find ways to try and enslave yall_Those white will lie just about everything that they speak about_One of the first lies that those white told you black men is that those filthy white women were cleaner and healthier then those black women are_Being physically fit does not mean that a person is healthy_Those white women are full of dog in the inside because they are not real,but those stupid white men will trick you black men and yalls black sons into sleeping around with them__usfg/cia/mrd


The_Harbinger
The_Harb...

Female, 53, Chicago, IL

Posted July 11, 2014


I would not ever befriend a stupid white woman or befriend a stupid foreign woman and I am not racist_I just don't like the b!tches because they think that they are smart,but they are stupid and evil and they will lie a lot to__usfg/cia/mrd


The_Harbinger
The_Harb...

Female, 53, Chicago, IL

Posted July 11, 2014


I hate for my kids to go swimming with those other race of people kids and let alone swimming period_My kids have real brains and not a dummy brain so therefore their face should not be under water at all when having to hold their breath _For them to hold their breath is to suffercate their brain_My kids real brain is for thinking and not for suffercating under the water_My kids are not born dummies like those white people kids are or those foreign people kids are_A lot of you black people kids brains are not made to go under water and that is why they will wound up drowning_I hate that bike riding to_I hate for my black kids to try and follow up behind those stupid white people kids and those stupid foreign people kids_Those white/foreign people want for yalls black kids to think that they should follow up behind their evil lieing kids__usfg/cia/mrd


The_Harbinger
The_Harb...

Female, 53, Chicago, IL

Posted July 11, 2014


You black people are not and won't ever be racist towards white people or towards those foreign people because yall are not stupid to be racist is to be stupid so therefore those other race of people will always be racist towards yalls and yalls black kids_I can not stand those other race of people because they are liars,trouble makers and problem causers and they like to pass those infectious viruses and diseases that they carry to you black people and yalls black kids__usfg/cia/mrd


The_Harbinger
The_Harb...

Female, 53, Chicago, IL

Posted July 11, 2014


God might have made/created the p*ssy,but the Devil made/created those dieases in it__usfg/cia/mrd


The_Harbinger
The_Harb...

Female, 53, Chicago, IL

Posted July 11, 2014


The hell with those filthy a** white b!tches and The hell with those filthy a** foreign b!tches and their nobody a** babies/kids_Those other race of people think or rather believe that they are better then yall and yalls black kids__usfg/cia/mrd


The_Harbinger
The_Harb...

Female, 53, Chicago, IL

Posted July 11, 2014


Those trifling half born human dog white women suck more d!ck then any other race of women because they are hoes who carry fleas lice bed bugs parasites and anything else that is infectious and deadly passing to you black people_To sleep with a white woman is to sleep with a devil or either to suck a white man d!ck_Those foreigners will kill you black people and don't go to jail for it either__usfg/cia/mrd


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