Racism: Nigerian doctor says he was arrested simply for being black; harassment an attempt to hide Brazil’s health care problems

Black Brazil Today

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Note from BW of Brazil:Brazil continues to show its true colors in terms of immigrants of African descent. In a June story, we brought you a story about the problems African immigrants were having with police, racism and documents. In August, we presented the “humanitarian emergency” being experienced by Haitian immigrants. In May 2012 there was the murder of Angolan student in São Paulo who had recently earned her degree in the country and in April of 2012, we brought a general story of African students who have had to face the cruel realities of Brazilian-styled racism. And let’s not forget the booing and the “they look like maids” “arriving on slave ships” comments about the Cuban doctors who arrived to address the doctor shortage in Brazil. This case is yet another report about the treatment of an African, a doctor no less, has received…

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