President of the Independent Association of Samba Schools (LISA) in Rio de Janeiro, Jorge BerlingeroHe made a racist speech at Podcast If only nowMonday night (13). Berlingero questioned the color of one of the Carnival Portela workers interviewed. Podcast It is a digital publication in audio or video format.
In one podcast, Jorge Berlingero questioned the color of one of his interviewees: “Are you black, black? We need your drawing.”He told the Portilla carnival worker.
He asked: “You are very light. Your mother is black, and your father? You are not that black.”
In a statement, Portela expressed herself on social media, offering her solidarity with the carnival participants Antonio Gonzaga that it Andre Rodriguezpresent in Podcast. “Together we continue our journey towards a society where skin color is not a shame, which is more than just a carnival show.”
Portela noted that it is an institution founded by blacks, poor people and suburbanites more than 100 years ago. “Our principle is the fight against prejudice of any kind, as well as unconditional support for diversity. Over the past decades, we have helped lay the foundations for building a diverse and pluralistic Samba world.”
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