The youngest deputy in the current composition of the Legislative Assembly of São Paulo (Alesp), PT member Thainara Faria took to social media this Friday afternoon (31) to denounce a new episode of racism of which she was a victim within her own House.
In a video on her Instagram page, Faria said that she was not authorized to sign an attendance book for male and female deputies, even after having participated for more than three hours in an event in which she was identified as a parliamentarian. “And I’m going to ask you: was this a misunderstanding?” she asked in the video.
“I make a point of posting the video crying, first to show that racism hurts, it hurts, racism KILLS. And secondly to show that we are not strong all the time”, he wrote in the caption of the post.
Faria also reported that he requested an exclusive identification pin for male and female deputies, to avoid going through such constraints. She also stated that she would make a speech denouncing the case in the Alesp plenary this Friday afternoon.
“I didn’t want to go through racism because of the braid, because I was circulating in that house outside the standards. And what happens? She (the servant) says that then it was only for the deputies and deputies”, reported the deputy when explaining the request of the brooch. “This is not misunderstood, this is pure racism, and the worst type of racism that exists, which is structural.”
Victim of racism since inauguration
This was not the first such episode experienced by Thainara Faria. Right on the day of her inauguration as a deputy, on the last 15th, she said she had been mistaken for an advisor several times, and denounced the racial issue involved.
“For more than ten times, I made a point of telling, I was mistaken for an advisor and it was very difficult for me, because I manage to materialize racism in that space”, he said, in an interview with Brazil in fact In this ocasion. “After taking office, some police officers and house servants already recognized me as a deputy, but even so, I continue to have difficulty moving around in that space”.
Editing: Thalita Pires
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