nayara justino replaced for being too black
Brazilian Carnival Queen Nayara Justino Replaced for Being “Too Black”

Brazilian carnival queenĀ Nayara Justino was replaced after being selected as the Globeleza carnival queen in 2013.

She was initially described as a dream come true, but that was short-lived because racism is still alive and well in Brazil.

Justino was replaced with a lighter-skinned woman as the public outrage hit a fever pitch. There are still problems along racial lines in modern Brazil.

Watch Nayara Justino’s ordeal from the The Guardian:

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