I also wanna add something a little of topic but about Brazil's history during slavery. The imported slaves also have a secret dance technique which was created in Brazil called capoeira. This rhythm movement was disguised as an Afro Brazilian traditional dance to fool massa but what it really was? A military hand to feet defense tactic [used in combat in Africa passed down generationally]. The Japanese stole the ownership of this and incorporated it in their culture with a new name: martial arts i.e. Kung fu, Karate etc, They took the credit for it but its originality derived from Africa and method dispersed wherever slaves landed. We have to remember too...that there has always been black presence in Japan and China since the 9th Century..so.
One mo' thang about the Dethrone Queen. The whole issue is shown all over the world. They have it in, of course, India. In Nigeria....remember that? So but the entire pretty is light or white STEMS from the amag of the black slave. In other words, the breeding of this type of "slave" look was deliberate and extremely popular[folks don't like to say this but it's true] ...as why we still have problems with child trackking as we speak. So it isn't surprising to me that extremely beautiful people are enslaved socially and have no control over their lives...it was created that way. I would recommend reading The Destruction Black Civilizations, by Chancellor William...to a place in the book where it talks about how Arab slavers bred slave girls to have certain characteristics of beauty, The more attractive features to the liking of the buyer...the more money made by Arab slaver. An interesting concept that has spread across the world...now in brothels throughout Asia and now some parts of Africa. [Let's remember the words caravan and carnival has the same route word....and are connected to the same type of people.] Slaves were on caravans transformed to slaves on carnival for the same purpose: SELL.]
Brazil has one of the most beautiful black women in the world-in all shades. That place? Bahai? Where women are the free-est to be themselves. The men from all over flock there in droves. And there are also places in the middle east where there are women so beautiful they must remain covered up in black from head to toe...to be seen only in the eyes of the master/husband. [won't mention the harems which hold a specific type of harlot] There are beautiful women in India. Striking beauties from dark skin to tan tones with eyes that range smokey gray to blue. Not to say women in Africa aren't beautiful. Beauty isn't my point. My point is the world still has massa slave mentality "eyes" when it comes to valuing women's worth. Women still have to look a certain way to be considered worthy...it's like a color chart. Depending where you are on that chart is how you will be treated. I call it the massa caste color chart. To me? This is another piece to place in our puzzle we need to fix. In that we are all the same, no matter the color...there is a place for you. Black mean ALL colors together. Folks need to say it and folks need to hear it closing that sense of belonging gap permanently. We gotta do that. Cuz there are those in power who still behave like women are chattel to be defined by how she LOOKS like on the outside. And that's so wrong. And many cultures are still prisoners to that twisted backward concept as why true equality among every human being is vital..by any means necessary.
The truth is I never like how Brazil has treated its women. The country has a violent abusive history against Brazilian women since slavery, As why in my opinion women there are still enslaved. And no wants to say it but I will. In the eyes of the world the black woman ...especially the dark skin black women is still viewed as a slave nigress...despite her success in the world...despite the positiveness of her image. She is still viewed as merely a slave...and the ongoing mistreatment Oprah in white areas proves that. The world is so complex with old backward traditions and new technological advancement that it's transforming into the crashing and destruction of the very essentials that sustains life. I would think being a woman who bring life in the world,,,,your life. is essential. And should be for every living person.. And that's why we must always advocate for our women. Cuz their story is our story. But!