Attorney denounces taxpayer for racism in Campinas

According to the victim, the man said that ‘blacks are good for nothing.’

Crime is non-bailable, there may be a fine and penalty is up to five years in prison.
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Lawyer Ana Vanessa Silva says she was a victim of prejudice 
A lawyer who worked in the city of Campinas (in São Paulo state) awaits the court’s decision for the treatment she received from a taxpayer. Racism is a non-bailable crime, there may be a fine and the penalty is one to five years in prison. Cases of racial insults, in which a person attributes a pejorative feature in situations occurs frequently due to nationality, color, place of residence and profession, according to the Commission of the Negro.
Ana Vanessa Silva was the victim of prejudice and for three years has awaited the decision of the judicial process. “I do not want to be attended by a black person,” said the taxpayer. The case was an embarrassing situation during the service. She said the man got nervous when he saw   that he would be served by a black person. “Blacks are good for nothing, blacks only do things wrong”, he says about the way the taxpayer said. The man remains free pending the decision and if convicted he could face up to four years in prison.
Lawyer Ana Vanessa Silva says she was a victim of prejudice 
In Brazil, admitting prejudice is not something common. For example, in a now famous study by the anthropologist Lilia Schwarcz, 97% of the people she interviewed regarding prejudice said that they didn’t harbor any prejudiced sentiments. But 98% of these same people said that they knew someone who did harbor such prejudices. Schwarcz concluded that Brazilians see themselves as little islands of racial democracy but they are surrounded by a sea of prejudice everywhere they turn. 

Many attitudes reveal prejudgments and may devalue the person socially. “If you live in a particular neighborhood or in a particular region, then you are already renowned for the region and based on that you will suffer prejudgments even when seeking employment”, said Ademir Jose da Silva, chairman of the Comissão do Negro (Comission of the Negro).
The consequences for those who suffer some kind of prejudice can often become irreversible. “In extreme moments of an acute situation of embarrassment, of exposure, these people suffer a lot and it may even evolve into some psychiatric conditions”, says psychiatrist Eduardo Henrique Teixeira.
In another town, a 31-year old farmer was arrested in Piracicaba (also in the state of São Paulo) on suspicion of racism. He was caught in the act by the Municipal Guard (GM) at the corner of João Sampaio street and Carlos Botelho Avenue, in the São Dimas district, while he sprayed graffiti on the wall of a video karaoke club with offensive messages against Koreans. The club is run by Asians. Taken to the 1st Police District (DP), the farmer accused of racism was represented by his lawyer Dauri Adilson Lopes, who denied that his client sprayed the graffiti.
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A farmer was arrested on suspicion of having sprayed graffiti on the wall of a videoke 
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  1. In any country where their citizens are multi-racial and they say that racism doesn't exist there; then, there is racism there.

  2. Every time I have met any one from Brasil or seen Brasilian footballers I can tell that the majority of Brasilians have Native American and African blood mixed with some European blood. I wrote this comment on another web site in regard to the discovery recently that President Obama's Caucasian mother had an ancestor that was an African American:Many Caucasian Americans today have African-American ancestry and they don't know it. A blonde haired blue eyes African American man wrote over 50 years ago: "that every year thousands of Caucasian looking Negroes crossed over and pretended to be Caucasians." If that was true, then their descendants right now, have no clue about their ancestry. I have found that many Caucasians with African blood are more racists than Caucasians without it. If you are suspicious about your ancestry take off your clothes and if you see certain parts of your body (especially between your legs) looks darker than other parts; there is a strong chance you have a recent ancestor that was of African descent.I would not be surprised that many of the people in Brasil that are racists are those with African and Native American ancestry mixed with some European ancestry.

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