By Stories From Instagram, she reports that she was walking with her family in Philadelphia when a man noticed her daughter speaking Portuguese and approached her, asking if she was Brazilian.
According to her account, the man asked if Ingrid lived in the area. However, he said he was in Philadelphia on business.
“”He said, ‘Do you live here in Philly?’ Me: ‘No, I work here, I came to work’. He said:Cleaning? A cleaning lady?’. When he said that, he took me to my shock. In 14 years of living in New York, I never talked to anyone that I cleaned because I was a black woman.
Ingrid continues the story: “Look how crazy the construction racism and the base of the pyramid is. No crazy, it’s all structured so that black people don’t have the opportunity to grow up or when they do, they won’t be seen as such.
At the end of the video sequence, the dancer sends a message to educate white people about racism. “We’re tired of hearing these things,” he said. “You have to see this, (…) because I am a black woman, he associated me with this profession, he did not associate me with a president, a CEO”.
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