Note from BW of Brazil: By now you surely know the routine. 1) Racism in Brazil doesn’t exist. 2) If blacks get an education, are well-dressed and have respected occupations, they will not experience discrimination based on race. If you are a follower of this blog, you know that number one is absolutely absurd and indicative of a deception that still hasn’t been sufficiently put to rest. In reference to number two, there are plenty of black doctors and lawyers who can attest this myth as well. In short, just another day in Brazil’s “racial democracy”.
Doctor is victim of racism during a medical treatment at University hospital
By Priscilla Peres
A doctor who was on duty at the University Hospital (Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul or Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul) on the morning of December 6th was a victim of racism by a patient who demanded to be treated, even without symptoms. The case was filed by the Civil Police of Campo Grande (1), as a (racial) injury.
According to the boletim de ocorrência (BO or police report), the doctor José Ronaldo da Silva, 38, was called into the hospital lobby to meet a patient who complained of chest pains, and was taken and medicated at the health center of Aero Rancho neighborhood.
However, being attended by the doctor, the patient Altair Arce, 64, didn’t complain of having any serious symptom, but demanded that his records be reopened so he could treated. The doctor said he would tend to him, but at the moment the emergency room was full and there was no bed.
Also according to the BO, the victim was dissatisfied with the response and said “I don’t want your explanations you preto nojento (disgusting black)”. The doctor summoned security to contain the elderly man and then the police arrested him.
The call had been taken by the doctor Vanessa Colman, who came to tend to the senior who fell ill due to high pressure. Both were driven to the police station for appropriate procedures.
Source: Campo Grande News
1. Campo Grande is the capital and largest city of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.