A Harlem Breakdancer Takes On Racism and the Pandemic Back in Brazil
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A Harlem Breakdancer Takes On Racism and the Pandemic Back in Brazil

Neguin at Red Bull Dance Your Style USA Finals in 2019. (Photo: Carlo Cruz/Red Bull Content Pool)

As the United States closes in on three months of protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, people in Brazil are confronting a similar racial reckoning.

Just a few days before George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, João Pedro Mattos Pinto, a 14-year-old Black Brazilian, was shot by an officer in a favela in Rio de Janeiro during an attempted search for drug traffickers. Thousands of other Black Brazilians have fallen victim to police brutality in the last few years, but as Black Lives Matter takes off in the U.S. and around the world, people in Brazil are beginning to take to the streets in larger numbers. One of those people speaking out is Neguin, a…

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