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6 facts that negrists will not tell you about blacks of Brazil

The negrist media is against mestization and has boasted in Brazil and abroad that the majority of the population of the country would be black. However, the Brazilian demographic census data show a very different reality.

1. The majority of the Brazilian population is not black

According to the latest Brazilian census of 2010, conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the black population of Brazil was at the time of 14,351,162 people, a total of 190,755,799 Brazilians, or 7,52% of the total.

2. The negrists add Mestizos to increase the black population

In order to “transform” the blacks in majority of the population, the negrist media makes a magic: it adds Mestizos, including those that do not descend from blacks, and it labels like ‘negros’. The word ‘negro’ was never included in the Brazilian national censuses, but ‘preto’ (‘black’).

In Brazil this magic is already well known and does not impress anyone, but for the foreign public, who knows less the Brazilian reality, it is an illusionism worthy of a Masked Magician.

While in Brazil the negrists make a point of saying that they are ‘negros’, in their advertisement in English directed to foreigners they say that they are blacks, although there is an English language the word ‘negro’.

3. More than half the country’s black population lives in only 4 Brazilian States

Brazil is made up of 27 States and the Federal District. Of the 14,351,162 blacks in Brazil, 8,365,584, or 58.29%, live in only 4 States: Bahia, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais. A number of inhabitants a little larger than the state of Bahia at the time, which has the highest percentage of blacks in the country, 16.95%. In the State there is the Brazilian municipality Antônio Cardoso, the only one in the country has more than half of its population made up of blacks, 55,11%.

4. The black population of Brazil is located

Unlike the Mestizo population of Brazil, diffuse throughout the national territory, the country’s black population is more concentrated in certain regions of the coastal strip. The four States cited, for example, form a continuous belt that goes from the South of the Northeast to the Southeast. This is due to the fact that blacks coming from Africa are landed in seaports.

5. Before there were blacks in Brazil, there were already Mestizos

The first inhabitants of Brazil were the Indians. After the arrival of the Portuguese whites, in 1500, where today is the State of Bahia, the first mestizos, the Cabocos or Mamelucos, were born. There is record that by 1510, there were already mestizo children in Brazil. The African blacks began arriving in Brazil in 1549, in the newly founded city of Salvador, and also mixed with Indians, whites and mestizos.

6. The word ‘negro’ did not mean race or color

“Black is color, negro is race,” says a negrist adage. In fact, however, the word ‘negro’ was originally used to refer to slaves. The term was applied to the enslaved Indians, denominated ‘negros of the earth’ (‘negros da terra’). The use was so commonly employed in this sense that the king of Portugal, D. Joseph I, in 1755, forbade it to be used to refer to Indians.

The ships that brought African slaves were not called ‘navios negreiros’ because they carried negros, but because they carried slaves. Over time the word was used as a synonym for black.

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