Colonial Legacies in Times of 'Black Lives Matter'

CES Public Interventions

Ensino de História em Portugal perpetua mito do 'bom colonizador' e banaliza escravidão, diz pesquisadora

Marta Araújo

BBC Brasil


In this interview, the CES researcher tells how Eurocentric narratives - which romanticize Portuguese colonialism, silence racism and depoliticize the resistance of colonized peoples - continue to be conveyed by History school textbooks in Portugal, generating a series of broader effects on Portuguese society.

Image: Painting by Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Debret, from 1826, which portrays slaves in Brazil