The story we are reporting here happened a couple of years ago. But it is still relevant because similar cases happen again and again and they are symptomatic of mistakes many Blacks make when it comes to figuring out whether a white person is a racist or not on one side, and, on the other side it clearly shows why many organizations of Blacks never achieve any other goals apart from existing. It is because their leaders are the first to betray their cause. But wait...
According to Black Women of Brazil and the website Tudo é espanto at the time this happened, that is on September 14, 2012, Ms Daniela Cordovil was a lecturer at the University of Pará (Uepa) in Southern Brazil . Mr Rubens dos Santos, aged 39, was a security guard contracted by a third party company that provides services to the University of Pará and he has worked there for three years already. Mr dos Santos, the security guard prevented two students from entering the University campus through a certain entrance, after receiving a direction order not to let anyone in through. The students then called Ms Cordovil, the lecturer, who was inside the university. Ms Cordovil who was angered by the ban came and started insulting Mr dos Santos, calling him a monkey, an idiot, a guard dressed as a clown. A courageous student recorded images of the mess with his cell phone. He was nearby and had seen and heard everything. He then confronted the lecturer with the whole situation:
Student: You called him a monkey, was that it?
Daniela Cordovil: Clown, you're a monkey too, you're an imbecile.
Student: Am I a monkey? Asshole?
Daniela Cordovil: You are a monkey! Will you call it a crime now?
The case ended at the police station. Police registered a term of occurrence for racial insult and referred to the justice, which had to listen to the security and the lecturer. Now, note that Ms Cordovil who offended the security guard, teaches african religions at the University of Pará and has a doctorate in anthropology. Please, once more, note that Ms Cordovil teaches african religions at the University of Pará. Please also note that according to UNIPOP , in the nineteenth century, using science as a legitimate moral justification of slavery, the brazilian white hegemonist elites of the country have carryed out studies to prove that Blacks are not like humans but humanoids and at a scale of evolution much more like an ape than the ideal human being, in this case, a caucasian. Also note that someone (a white) calling an Afro-Brazilian a monkey is rather common in Brazil according to the sources we have already mentioned.
During the days that followed the incident, the case was covered by many TVs and other media in Brazil. Ms Cordovil apologized to Mr Ruben dos Santos who did not hide how traumatised he was:
“She came to me from inside the university. She cursed at me, called me ‘macaco’, idiot, and said I was dressed like a clown”.
“Psychologically I’m very affected. I couldn’t sleep. For two days I’ve only thought about this. I had never been through this (before)”.
On the other side Mr Claudinor Cardoso, the lecturer’s lawyer, said the insults occurred at a time of nervousness and that the words of Daniela Cordovil had no racist content because the anthropologist studies and teaches African religions. Think of that! Another affront to all Blacks and their descendants from around the world.
Ms Cordovil, herself stressed in an another TV interview that she did not deserve any punishment since she apologized to the guard!
Don't you also find that this is really a case of racism to disturb the sleep of all Blacks for a long time? But wait. ther's more:
Ms Oneide Silva (a black woman) the representative of Blacks at the Commission for Racial Equality, when asked to give her opinion about the case in an interview by a Liberal TV said the following:
"At no time did she (Ms Cordovil, the lecturer) offend nor demoralize anyone".
When questioned by a reporter what she would do if someone called her a monkey, the representative said she was not offended.
“Look ... There are yellow monkeys, red monkeys, blue monkeys ... I wouldn’t take this angle at any moment. Because you would have to have some other adjective added to it in order for it to be a discrimination. There was no discrimination at any moment,” said Ms Silva Oneide.
We, the author of this article, were born and have been living for decades now in the jungle of central Africa, but we have never come accross any monkey of any of the colours Ms Silva Oneide mentioned in her argument. May be, they do exist in Brazil. And now, Ms Silva Oneide we are talking to you: If that be the case, we mean if such monkeys exist in Brazil, please give a proof of their existence and also clearly tell us which other adjectives shoul be added to "you're a monkey" in order for it to be a discrimination. But if you cannot substantiate the existence of such monkeys or cannot tell us which adjectives to add to "you're a monkey" for it to be a discrimination, please immediately resign from your functions if you have not yet done so, for, you are a betrayer and you do not deserve to do anything or take any action in the name of any Black on earth.
As far as Ms Daniela Cordovil is concerned, she must be banned from teaching at universities. She should never lecture at any university of the country unless that university wants to be labeled as a university of racism and applyed racial discrimination sciences.
On May 13, 2014, the Pará Court of Justice declared the punishment of Daniela Cordovil Corrêa dos Santos extinct, as the legal term of the criminal action expired.