Black people killed in Brazilian ‘genocide’
AFRICAN descendants in Brazil are 23.5% more likely to be killed than any other ethnic group in the country, found a study titled, “2017 Violence Atlas” by the Institute for Applied Economic Research and the Brazilian Forum of Public Safety, which was released this week.
Brasil de Fato reported that for every 100 murders, 71 are black people. According to Dina Alves, a lawyer and researcher of race, gender and class, the staggering numbers are conclusive in determining that Brazil is a “genocide project” of black people.
She added that “it’s not by chance that most people who die are black, that the majority of those incarcerated are black people. It’s the state that kills when police kill”.
The statistics were based on information obtained by the Mortality Information System of the Brazilian Ministry of Health.
They revealed that in 2007, Brazil’s homicide rate was 48 000 people annually. In 2015 that rate had increased to 59 080 annually. The overwhelming majority of the victims were young black people who live on the periphery of large cities. – teleSUR