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Brazil: Constraining Identities Through “Aesthetic Standards”

Brazilian journalist and blogger André Forestieri writes [pt] about the rights of an employer to constrain a black employee if he or she does not fit the “aesthetic standards” imposed by society. He illustrates with the case of a student whose teacher in a school she worked wanted her to have straight hair.

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  • martin

    Aestheticism, just like racism is based on superficial perceptions.
    Not reflecting and revising our standards of fast perception can mean being cruelly intolerant.

    Often a fast perception is right – but let’s keep critical with ourselves.

    André Forestieri says that’s the way the world is like – it may well be that he is right – but does it have to stay that way?

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