The pursuit of alleged racial justice leads to a racist regime full of strife.
To get an idea of how crazy Brazil’s racist regime is, watch this video where people with the same parents are “different races.”
Does this look like a country that has any basis for practicing “affirmative action” policies?
But it does. And (as anyone would predict) the results are endless squabbles, arbitrary decisions, and fake standards.
When the test scores came out, Lucas Siqueira, 27, was really excited. His high mark on the Foreign Service exam earned him a coveted position at Brazil’s highly competitive Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“They hire 30 diplomats a year and thousands of people sign up,” he says in fluent English from his home in the capital Brasilia.
It was, he says, a great day.
Siqueira considers himself to be mixed race, known in Brazil as pardo, or brown.
“I consider myself to be a very typical Brazilian and I’ve always been very proud of it. In my dad’s family, my grandfather is black, my grandmother has Indian and white roots. And on my mother’s side they are mostly white, mostly Portuguese,” he said.
But, with such a great opportunity in play, there were plenty of people with an incentive to argue that Siqueira was too white to get the position under the “affirmative action” laws of Brazil’s racist regime. People dug into his social media and used the pictures to get him denied by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Siqueira had to appear before a race tribunal. They declared him “white.” So he sued. To make a case he had to go to experts to measure his skin tone. He went to seven different dermatologists in all.
He told NPR, “Apparently on my face I’m a type four. Which would be like Jennifer Lopez or Dev Patel, Frida Pinto or John Stamos. On my limbs I would be type five, which is Halle Berry, Will Smith, Beyonce and Tiger Woods.”
What a waste of resources!
But it is another demonstration of how “social justice” only leads to perpetual conflict.
Here’s the audio of the NPR story: