She’s a Black woman, from the favela, a sociologist, even danced at Hurricane 2000 and was elected. Marielle Franco, daughter, mother, Black activist, LGBTQ activist, human rights defender and former Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, speaks. This month (March 14) marks the one-year anniversary of her unsolved assassination. Let’s look back at some of what she had to say, without commentary and input from pundits.
World News & Views ‘5 Li’l Joyous Minutes’ with Marielle Franco
“The felony murder rule used to cast a wide net when pursuing convictions, without requiring prosecutors to look more closely at the evidence ... This man has been in prison for 16 years for being a passenger in a car.”
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When there aren’t enough Black folks doing the writing, Black characters are written by white writers with all the inherent biases.
“Do you love it? You don’t get to hate San Francisco unless you love it.”