Black women’s organizations and website protest and demand public apology for display of black boy mannequin with shackles on its feet in supermarket

Black Women of Brazil

BW of Brazil: Who comes up with this stuff? Sometimes one really has to wonder if these types of things are oversights, carelessness, lack of respect or simply blatant not giving a….Let’s just say, totally not caring. I mean, how else can one explain the continuous disrespect of the black community in negative depictions or references to black women, the sexuality of black women, and Afro textured hair (here and here)? In reality, in a country where the lives of black youth are so disregarded, it should come as no surprise that someone didn’t see a problem depicting a black boy wearing shackles on his feet in a country with a 350 year history of black slavery. Well, Brazil does it again!

Pão de Açúcar Supermarket Sugarloaf causes outrage after installing a black mannequin with chained feet

A statue of a black mannequin with…

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