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The day UN asked the Lula’s government about Brazil’s mestizo children

On Friday, March 6, 2009, the Brazilian government, then under President Lula, returned to the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council in Geneva, Switzerland, a questionnaire asking about the situation of Brazil’s mestizo children. The answer shows the nature and method of the ideology of communist Workers’ Party government that for 13 years commanded the country.

In the questionnaire is required from the Lula’s government to

“provide detailed information on the concrete measures being taken to combat the high dropout rate of children from schools at all levels across the country, particularly among the poor, mestizo children, children of African
descent, indigenous children and children living in remote areas.”

The Lula’s government simply pretended that it did not understand the question and presented a Brazil divided between whites and blacks:

“The inequalities observed in the field of education are closely related to income, ethnic/racial, and territorial inequalities. Moreover, the ethnic/racial, generational, gender, and sexual orientation discriminatory practices, among others, contribute to the creation and maintenance of inequalities. Looking at IBGE data from an ethnic-racial standpoint, we cannotice in the course of one century the disturbing persistence of the difference in schooling between whites and blacks, despite the steady increase in the average schooling in both groups in the same period. “

The Workers’ Party government also did not miss the opportunity to “speak ill” of the Brazilian people:

“On the one hand, the persistence of inequalities makes it seem a natural thing the differentiated participation of Afro-descendants, Indians, the poor, the rural poor, children and youths lagging behind their natural school grade, and young people and adults with little schooling, thereby reinforcing the stigmatization suffered by these groups of the population, hindering the development of their individual potential, and keeping them from fully enjoying their citizen rights. These Brazilians are denied the equal opportunities the country should guarantee to all. Their exclusion within the educational system reinforces society’s hierarchic, authoritarian characteristics, widens social gaps, and compromises the country’s democratic development and the building of a more just, cohesive society. “

Periodically the UN interrogate its member countries on the fulfillment of international commitments; in the case above, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, signed by President Fernando Collor, in 1992.

One of the genocidal measures implemented by the Lula and Dilma’s governments was to add data on blacks and ‘pardos’ (mestizos) and group them into the ‘negro’ category in order to make difficult to obtain information on mestizos and to officially delete them.

Posted in Português.

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