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Brazil Debates a Plan for Racial Equality

Blacks, whites, Indians, gypsies, Arabs, Palestinians, Jews, Asians, Muslims, and descendants of runaway slaves. They are all ready to participate in the 1st National Conference to Promote Racial Equality, which will take place from June 30 through July 2, in BrasÀ­lia, the capital of Brazil.

“It is a positive moment for debate,” affirms the executive coordinator of the Conference, Jorge Carneiro.


“Brazil, with its continental scale, needs to consider the entire reality of the country’s social and ethnic relations, in order to be able to formulate official policies that will reduce inequalities, especially racial ones. I think it is fundamental for Brazil to get to know Brazil. And this conference provides the opportunity.”


Carneiro informed that the debates held at the conference, which is expected to gather over 2,000 people, will be incorporated into a National Plan of Racial Equality.


Preparations for the conference began last December. 27 state conferences, two national consultations (with Indians and descendants of runaway slaves), a hearing (with the gypsy community), and two political meetings (with black women and representatives of African religions) were held.


At these meetings the groups presented their principal demands and elected the 1,136 delegates for the encounter in Brasí­lia.


The conference will have three roundtables with the themes: Policies to promote racial equality and affirmative action; Dialogue on cultural policies in America and the Caribbean; and National identity, policy, and legislation to overcome racism.


“The challenge for the State is to produce official policies that consider the traditional aspects of these peoples. We cannot tell them how they should live, because they already have a life history, their own way of being,” says the coordinator.


ABr – www.radiobras.gov.br

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  • Guest

    Re:racial equality and affirmative actio
    Have you not learned anything from the “COMPLETE” failure of racial equality and affirmative action schemes in the Estados Unidos!

    Try something different, like providing education, and equal opportunity to all regardless of race!

    The only thing that can come from the “racial equality and affirmative action,” scheme are the”floodwaters from hidden agendas!”

    You will see the following:

    1. Gay skeletons jumping out of closet with their agenda!

    2. Feminists skeletons, black and white jumping out of closet with their agenda!

    3. Handicapped skeletons jumping out of closet with their agenda!

    4. Lazy people skeletons jumping out of closet with thier agenda!

    5. Anyone with an agenda skeletons jumping out of the closet with their agenda!

    These groups with their agendas have one thing in mind,” taking money away from someone who has worked hard to earn it.”

    Open up the doors of opportunity, level the playing field, and let everyone run the race!

    DO NOT PLAY THE ZERO-SUM GAME THAT IS PLAYED IN THE ESTADOS UNIDOS!

    MAKE THESE PEOPLE WORK FOR THE THINGS THEY GET! BUT PAY THEM THE SAME WAGES YOU WOULD EXPECT TO PAID!

  • Guest

    FUNCIONAR EM TORNO De DEBATER COMO “MACACOS” À‰ Um DESPERDÀCIO Do TEMPO! Eu ESPERO Que VOCÀŠ GUYS TENHA ALGUNS CILINDROS, CYMBALS, E OUTROS INSTRUMENTOS Do MACACO! PORQUE ESTA À‰ Uma MOSTRA REAL Do MACACO!

  • Guest

    RUNNING AROUND DEBATING LIKE “MONKEYS” IS A WASTE OF TIME!

    I HOPE YOU GUYS HAVE SOME DRUMS, CYMBALS, AND OTHER MONKEY INSTRUMENTS!

    BECAUSE THIS IS A REAL MONKEY SHOW!

  • Guest

    Re: and descendants of runaway slaves
    Now just who are descendants of runaway slaves! Every culture has a history of slavery! So I guess this just takes into account all of the groups listed by the author.

    If I thought that a debate on Racial Equality could be worthwhile, then I would be at the head of the line.

    The only purpose for this debate is to find out what the excluded groups “have in mind.”

    After getting this information the privileged groups will find ways to block, stall, stonewall, undercut, and destroy any chance for “Racial Equality,” since this is something they dont want!

    It is not a part of their agenda to have underclasses equal to them!

    Your best strategy is to study them, and find a way to get above them because this is the only thing they will respect.

    I think it’s called POWER!

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