‘Poverty Still Has Collor,’ Brazilian Official Recognizes

    Brazil’s 5th Intergovernmental Forum on the Promotion of Racial Equality just took place in Brasília. The purpose was to discuss the organization of regional seminars and implement strategies for the incorporation of the National Racial Equality Policy in the actions of state and municipal governments.

    At the opening of the forum, Douglas Martins, deputy secretary of the Special Secretariat of Policies to Promote Racial Equality, commented that, unfortunately, "poverty still has color" in Brazil and that the gathering places priority on discussing the reality experienced by blacks in every state of the Union and indicating solutions.

    Martins underscored the importance of the forum and said that the event intends to extend the policy of promoting racial equality to the states.

    "This forum is based on the principle of decentralization and the dissemination of policies for the promotion of racial equality, making these policies coherent in the states and municipalities."

    Topics such as health care for the black population and government policies for the promotion of gender and race will be the themes discussed at the meeting, which continues until tomorrow (26).

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    • Guest

      the color of poverty
      this isn’t just brazil. look north to the USA. poverty has a color but it isn’t always darker people though. in many developed countries it is lack of vision, energy, twisted dreams, and hope that fuels poverties ranks. i’ve met many middle class low-lifes that will eventually fall into poverty. i’ve met wonderfully bright and hardworking poor that will, with the right choices and patience, make it out of their situation. it is all about having skills, relavent competencies, energy, supporting family, strong values, self-confidence, good judgement, and a continuously developing network.
      acommon(person)
      robert n. johnson
      acommonthought@aol.com

    • Guest

      unfortunately…….
      ..it is not only poverty….but also housing rights, healthcare, jobs and and education that is color tainted !!!!!!!!

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