Sunday, November 20, 2011

Are you aware?



“Discrimination is Prejudice in practice” .We can combat it but by means of Laws but the prejudice itself is a matter of ideology, creeds and beliefs.


Only by means of a multicultural transformative education we can change people`s minds.

How much do you know about Black Awareness in Brazil? ( extracted from Wikipedia)

The Day of Black Awareness is celebrated annually on November 20 inBrazil as a day on which to reflect upon the injustices of slavery (from the first transport of African slaves to Brazil in 1594) and to celebrate the contributions to society and to the nation by Brazilian citizens of Africandescent. It takes place during the Week of Black Awareness.

The day is marked on the anniversary of the death of Zumbi dos Palmares(1655-1695), the last leader of the Quilombo dos Palmares.


How important is a day like this in the world we live in today?


What does being a race or having a skin color means to you and to people in your country?


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3 comments:

Angela Oliveira e Ana Canen said...

How much do you know about Multiculturalism?

Multiculturalism as a theoretical and political field is concerned with the need to understand the plurality of societies based on the diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, social classes, cultural and linguistic abilities and some other identity markers.

Ana Canen and Angela Oliveira said...

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Ana Canen and Angela Oliveira said...

Understanding Multiculturalism:


Multicultural education deals with the need to promote educational equity, by valuing students’ different cultures and helping them overcome educational failure.

It deals with the need to disrupt prejudices against those who are seen as “different”.