Racism Accusation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Gains International Attention

Posted on January 24, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Social Issues

On January 24, 2013, R7 reported that an international appeal started by Ronald Munk and Priscilla Celeste has gained worldwide attention through Forbes Magazine and Facebook.  The couple alleges that their adopted son, who is black, was asked to leave a BMW dealership in Rio de Janeiro while the couple was looking at cars.  Priscilla alleged that racism motivated the employee to try to kick their son out.  After the owner of the dealership sent them a message of apology citing a misunderstanding by his employee, the couple decided to take action.  As of today, more than 12,000 internet users have liked the couple’s campaign on Facebook.  Read Article

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