In Belo Horizonte (MG), a 14-year-old black teenager was a victim of racism. in the group of WhatsApp from Colégio Cristão Ver, he was attacked by classmates. “I thought that blacks were all poor” and “I miss when blacks were just slaves”, the students wrote.
The crime was committed after the teenager left the group, which was created for students to debate the content given in the classroom. After being excluded from the conversations, however, the boy decided to leave the space created on the platform WhatsApp.
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“I’m glad the neguin isn’t there, he couldn’t stand black anymore in that group” (sic), said one of the students. After the black teenager left, the other students changed the name of the group, which became known as “Pilantrinhas (no niggaz).”
In an interview with the newspaper Or Balloon, the teenager’s father, Alexandre (surname will be hidden) lamented the episode. “They apologized, but the milk has already been spilled. They hit very hard not only on my family, but on my son as well. Today, [ele] he wasn’t playing in a championship, he doesn’t leave the house and he isn’t eating.”
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The case of racism will be registered in a police report, this Monday (20), by the teenager’s father. At the school, a meeting will be held between Alexandre and those responsible for the students accused of the crime.
On social networks, the school manifested itself. “The Christian School Ver, a school that has in its pedagogical scope and elementary education with Christian guidelines, chaired by a black director and having in its governing body, professors and students composed of black and brown majority, comes to the public to express its profound repudiation of the racist acts suffered by a student in the 8th grade of elementary school.”
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Despite the repudiation, the school did not say what measures will be taken against the racist students who humiliated the black teenager.
Edition: Vivian Virissimo