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Negro activists protest against racial miscegenation in Brazil

Demonstrators say that “Miscegenation is also genocide”, during the March of Negro Consciousness, on November 20, in city of São Paulo. Institutional video image of the PT.

The March of Negro Consciousness, held in the capital of State of São Paulo, on November 20, brought together negro movement activists and other leftist personalities. Out of angry slogans, drawn flags and colored banners, a yellow band (color of the Mestizo movement) carried a message pleasing to any racist white: “Miscegenation is also genocide.” The Public Prosecutor’s Office did not speak on the matter.

The track was highlighted in Workers’ Party (PT) institutional video, in support of the demonstration. The PT defends the imposition of the negro identity to Mestizos and the ethnic cleansing of Mestizos for the creation of indigenist bantustans. This policy also has the support of other Communist and Fabian parties and the CNBB (National Conference of Bishops of Brazil), an entity mostly composed of whites.

During their governments, presidents Lula and Dilma Rousseff promoted policies of creation and intensification of racial, ethnic and regional conflicts in the country.

Proponents of the white racist organization of the United States, Ku Klux Klan (KKK), against racial miscegenation, display a banner of protest against “white genocide.”

To say that miscegenation is genocide is one of the main slogans of white racist movements. The “accusation,” among others, was used against the abolition of slavery in the USA, by Nazi propaganda in Germany and the South African “apartheid architects.”

Prohibition of interracial marriages

The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act (Act No. 55 of 1949) was a law of the South African Parliament that prohibited marriages between “Europeans” (white people) and “non-Europeans”.

Genocide is a crime, that is, it is prohibited. In saying that miscegenation is genocide, they are urging the prohibition of miscegenation, as was the case in the United States, in the Apartheid regime in South Africa and in Nazi Germany.

Indians, white Portuguese and black promoted mestizaje

Contrasting with the US, where there were laws prohibiting racial miscegenation, in Brazil, marriages between Indians and whites were promoted by Indians, Portuguese whites and blacks. The Indian custom of promoting marriages of women of the tribe with outsiders in order to create bonds with strangers received the denomination of “cunhadismo”. In addition to the spontaneous unions between Portuguese whites and Indians, the King of Portugal, D. José I, officially encouraged, in 1755, through the Directory of the Indians, Portuguese marriages with Indians of both sexes:

“I recommend to the Directors that they take unceasing care to facilitate and promote marriages between Whites and Indians, so that through this sacred bond the utterly deplorable distinction may be completely extinguished, that the more polished nations of the world always abominated, as the common enemy of its true and fundamental establishment. “

The quilombos, often located near the Indian communities, were also great centers of miscegenation between blacks and Indians.

And the prosecution?

The Brazilian Public Ministry does not usually investigate cases of discrimination against Mestizos, as it usually does in cases of racism against blacks and Indians. It has been omitted in repeated cases of racism against Mestizos; this omission and the media, which highlights real or supposed racism against blacks and Indians, indicates how racism against Mestizos has become institutionalized.

Posted in Português.

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