BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL QUEEN DEEMED “TOO BLACK” TO HOLD TITLE AFTER TROLLS SPEW HATRED ONLINE

February 16, 2016 ‐ By

Nayara justino

 

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro just came to an end last week, and one big part of the whole shabang every year is the samba parade. If you know anything about Brazilian culture, you know just how big of a role the samba plays in that, including the samba queen.

Nayara Justino had always loved to dance the samba and was influenced by the women she saw crowned as the Globeleza carnival queen as she was growing up. To be the Globeleza queen was an honor bestowed by the popular Brazilian TV network Globo. So when the opportunity came in 2013 for Globo to hold its first public competition for the Globeleza carnival queen, Justino threw her hat in the ring. And she won. But it didn’t take long for the public, both White and Black men and women in Brazil, to complain that she was too dark to hold a title that for so long only went to women of a fairer complexion. She knew that light-skinned samba queens were common, but didn’t let that stop her from competing, and it didn’t initially make a difference in the contest. But once her ads hit television, all hell, and racism, broke loose. The stunning 27-year-oldwas called a “darkie,” and told that she was the best fit to cook food in someone’s kitchen–not be the carnival queen.

Justino’s accomplishment and title as Globeleza carnival queen, which could have opened all sorts of doors in entertainment, was pulled right from under her. She was thanked for taking part in the competition and then had her contract terminated.

“It was the racism that hurt me most of all,” Justino said. “And the racism wasn’t just from white people, it came from black people, too.”

The Guardian decided to share her story through a short documentary about Justino, racism, interracial relationships, and colorism in the South American country. It’s clear that the prejudice and self-hatred is real, and as we know, it’s definitely not just in Brazil.

The Brazilian carnival queen deemed 'too black' – video

 

Nayara Justino thought her dreams had come true when she was selected as the Globeleza carnival queen in 2013 after a public vote on one of Brazil’s biggest TV shows. But some regarded her complexion to be too dark to be an acceptable queen. Nayara and her family wonder what this says about racial roles in modern Brazil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

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Brazil's population is 50% Black, [really, most likely is far greater than 50% Black, when you factor in all the Black people in Brazil that are trying to claim another racial identity, or that are trying to claim their "culture" as their race].

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Dark skinned black people should form their own territory some damn where and tell all the other Caucasoid trained black people and so called "white" people to kiss their black asses. All this racism they receive from their "own" and the "Dogs of "Humanity"" is more than enough from all over the world. Who do these dregs of breathing beings think they are?? The only reason you're here is because a man and woman got their sexual groove on or mom was raped and didn't abort your ugly behind is the reason everyone's funky asses are here. All of us could have been born creepy ass centipedes.

Somewhere along the line folks have got to tell other folks to shut the fuck up and leave them alone. NO ONE'S BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE. Underneath the skin of us all are the bones of the same damn skeleton. This fucking hatred has gotten out of line. Don't you look into the faces of "whites"? Do you really want to end up looking like them? They're the epitome of hatred damn near to the point when you look at one it's instant Pukeville. They're regurgitation personified. I'm on the verge of going back to radio. All I had to do was listen to them and use imagination. This constant viewing of them brings on cases of serious nausea. (Had to look up the word; couldn't spell it correctly). You get my gist. They're NOT AS BEAUTIFUL AS THEY'D LIKE FOR YOU TO BELIEVE. How beautiful is one that steps on their neck with every other step???

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