Combating Anti-Black Racism in Brazil and Beyond

Recently, SAPIENS, a digital anthropological magazine, published an interview with anthropologist Christen A. Smith that “[provided] insights into resisting police violence and creating safe societies for people of African descent.” This interview features topics like police brutality, the assassination of Marielle Franco, and the concept of “Afro-Paradise”, a term coined by Smith that describes spaces in which Black communities are controlled, manipulated, and abused in order to produce a mythically happy place for non-Black consumption.