Olympic Games medalist Alessandra condemns racism. “It made me get out of the taxi.”

Former basketball player Alessandra, Olympic silver medalist in Atlanta 1996 and bronze medalist in Sydney 2000, as well as world champion in Australia 1994, this Saturday (10) condemned the racism she suffered in the West Zone. In Sao Paulo, Butan district.

In a nearly four-minute live Instagram post, the 48-year-old former player said he was forced out of a taxi at a stop near Butant metro station.

Alessandra said that she was on her way to the school where she taught in Jardim Colombo district when she felt that she was a victim of prejudice. , ask.”

“You know what’s the problem with Brazil, it’s the Brazilians. Prejudiced, they don’t know what you do, they judge you by the clothes you wear and the color of your skin, unfortunately. I suffer more racism here in Brazil than in Europe. Everyone is talking about Ukraine, they are talking about Russia, they are talking about I don’t know where, but you are here in Sao Paulo, next to the metro station, and you have to talk about it in 2022,” said the athlete, who also added:

“There were four taxis, none of them took me, they all pretended that I wasn’t there, I’m 2 m, guys, I got into a taxi, the guy made me get out of the taxi, I’m tired of so little. of compassion (…) People don’t respect that, then they say that Brazil is a hospitable country, welcomes where? I don’t understand.”

Alessandra defended the Brazilian basketball team for 17 seasons, retired in 2014 and is now 48 years old. After his basketball career, he graduated from physical education and started teaching.

Read what Alessandra said in the video.

“Guys, it’s been a long time, huh? I’ve been living for a long time, I’m even amazed. I had a very wonderful morning, very. Oh, you know what, I’m here to train. , I’m at the Butanti metro terminal, I’m going to train at Colgio Santo Amrico, you arrive at the taxi stand, waiting for a taxi, there were four taxis, ask if anyone wants to take me. he asks. You know, I’m tired of Brazil. You know what’s wrong with Brazil, it’s the Brazilians? Prejudiced, they don’t know what you do, they judge you by what you wear and what you wear. Skin color, unfortunately. I am suffering. There is more racism here in Brazil than in Europe. Everyone is talking about Ukraine, they are talking about Russia, they are talking about I don’t know where, but you are here, in Sao Paulo, next to the metro station, and we have to talk about you in 2022. In Brazil, people judge you by the color of your skin, the way you dress. shirt, sweatshirt and shorts, it’s 30 degrees in Sao Paulo. This is what you have to live every day, every day. Every day this crap, I’m tired of being in Brazil.

There were four taxis, none of them took me, they all pretended that I was not there. I’m 2m guys, I got into a taxi, the guy made me get out of the taxi. I’m tired of this lack of compassion (…) People don’t respect me. Then they say that Brazil is a hospitable country, where is the welcoming one? I do not understand. I leave here my ungrateful. And if you’re going to vote, vote right, because it already is, right? Enough.”

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