“If you’re black, pay attention!”: As government sends in army to police streets, 3 young black men release “How to survive in Rio de Janeiro” advice video

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Note from BW of Brazil: “If you are black, pay attention to what we are going to talk about…avoid going out of the house in the wee hours…take the receipt of expensive equipment and never walk alone.”

These words may seem like the lyrics of a rap song, but they are actually lines from a video released two YouTubers and a journalist in a video called “Intervenção no Rio: como sobreviver a uma abordagem indevida” (Intervention in Rio: how to survive an improper approach).All three are young black men and the video is an honest attempt to explain to people, particularly black, living in Rio’s favelas how to  react when approached by Military Police or the Army after the recent approval by the Federal Government to send in the Brazilian Army to police streets throughout the state.

As we have pointed out regularly here, Afro-Brazilians are far more…

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