The Brazilian carnival queen deemed ‘too black’ – video – Barney Lankester / The Guardian

brazil carnival. rejpgNayara Justino thought her dreams had come true when she was selected as the Globeleza carnival queen in 2013 after a public vote on one of Brazil’s biggest TV shows. But some regarded her complexion to be too dark to be an acceptable queen. Nayara and her family wonder what this says about racial roles in modern Brazil.

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