On the 3rd year anniversary of the assassination of Afro-Brazilian politician Marielle Franco, the LMC speaks with activist Dalila Fernandes de Negreiros on how the legacy of Franco has inspired the next generation of Afro-Brazilian women to run for office and the historical challenges still ahead. Dalila Fernandes de Negreiros is also a PhD candidate in African & African Diaspora Studies @ the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
In a country where the president is an open fascist and the police murder nearly seven times more people per capita than the United States; to say that police murders of Black people is a pandemic is almost an understatement. To shed some more light on this issue the LMC speaks with Kiratiana Freelon, a freelance journalist based in Brazil.
On this episode, the LMC spends the hour with Joao Costa Vargas about how Brazil’s institutionalized anti-black hatred is more crucial in understanding the rise of right-wing politician Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency than his blatant fascist views. Joao Costa Vargas is the author of “The Denial of Antiblackness: Multiracial Redemption & Black Suffering.”