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The Colorblind Myth

“O mytho é o nada que é tudo O mesmo sol que abre os céus É um mytho brilhante e mudo…” “Myth is the nought that means all. The very sun that opens up the sky Is a bright and silent myth…” -Fernando Pessoa No one is free of racial prejudice–not you, not me, and, certainly, not my mother. Born in the … Continue reading

Favelas: Cultural Otherness and the Perpetuation of Exclusionary Public Policy

In Favela:  Four Decades of Living on the Edge in Rio de Janeiro, Janice Perlman dedicates an entire chapter to deconstructing the importance of personhood in regards to people dwelling in the favelas.  Perlman begins chapter twelve by suggesting that favelados are aware of their secondary place in society and in some cases actively try … Continue reading