The institution installed the Center for Studies and Research in Equality, Security and Racial Justice, which aims to guide debates on policies against racism
Even during the pandemic, black youth mortality by police forces increased. The data, presented in April this year by the Monitor of Violence, was highlighted by the dean of Zumbi dos Palmares University, José Vicente. This Saturday, 31, the institution installed the Center for Studies and Research in Equality, Security and Racial Justice, which aims to guide debates on anti-racist policies. the president of Cape Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, received the Afro-Brazilian Civic Merit Medal, in recognition of the fight against racism and in favor of racial equality and justice in the country. Fonseca declared support for the Center created by the University. “I give my solidarity with what the magnificent dean has done in the Brazilian context so that there is a more balanced, fairer, more equal and more democratic society”, he said.
The list of members of the Center for Studies and Research in Equality, Security and Racial Justice includes former ministers such as Aldo Rabelo, Raul Jungman, and personalities such as singer Martinho da Vila, actress Zezé Mota, writers Paulo Lins and Tom Farias. Dean José Vicente highlighted the importance of studies on the subject in the country. “We will assist and direct us to produce some important answers that these systems are demanding from all of us. We achieved the absurdity of even in the face of distance, even in the face of social isolation, to increase our lethality rate for the police forces. And, amazingly enough, we got 78% of young and black victims. So a country that has this kind of conduct, which allows this, is a country that is off course, off course and we all need to work so that we can quickly put this country back on track,” he said. The Brazilian government considers Cape Verde as one of the biggest partners in cooperation projects, especially in the education sector. The two nations maintain an incentive program for those born in Cape Verde to come to the country for undergraduate and graduate courses. At least 2,000 Cape Verdeans study on Brazilian soil.
*With information from reporter Nanny Cox