Leading Afro-Brazilian actress Taís Araújo called ‘gorilla,’ other racist slurs by social media mob

November 2, 2015   // 0 Comments

  by Paulo Rogério Nunes  -theGrio Afro-Brazilian actress Taís Araújo has endured a litany racist attacks on her social media page during the weekend prompting a national response. Araujo is the first Black star of a Brazilian telenovela in history with the role of “Xica da Silva” in 1996, when she was 17. But being a famous pioneer isn’t enough to shield her from racism. The countr...

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