The primary black professor to run for the place of director of the School of Drugs of the Federal College of Bahia (FMB/Ufba), in 215 years of historical past, was elected. Antônio Alberto Lopes obtained the vast majority of votes from college students, professors and college workers on Thursday night time (25). With him, professor Eduardo Reis, candidate for vice-director, was additionally operating for Chapa 1.
In dialog with CORREIO, Professor Eduardo Reis, now deputy director of the School of Drugs, spoke of the emotion of being a part of the record that elected the primary black man to the establishment’s board of administrators.
“It was probably the most lovely and historic factor. He’s the primary black director of the School of Drugs. There was by no means this chance earlier than. We confronted tough points all through this marketing campaign, akin to racism, homophobia and intolerance. It was very tough, however democracy and the struggle towards racism received,” he stated with emotion throughout the celebration social gathering.
The duo will lead the unit till June 2027.
“Along with all of Antônio’s competence, there’s all this symbology of an individual who fought lots in life, comes from a humble household within the Lobato neighborhood. Son of a tailor and a housewife. It’s a enormous overcoming. Right this moment he’s the director from the School of Drugs at UFBA”, he added.
Antônio Alberto Lopes joined the School of Drugs as a professor in 1980 and is a member of the Academia de Medicina da Bahia. At present, he’s a professor on the Division of Inside Drugs and Diagnostic Help at UFBA. Eduardo Reis has been a professor on the college since 1998.
Plate 2 was headed by professors Sumaia Boaventura and André Gusmão
What was presupposed to be a wholesome dispute, nonetheless, took on an aggressive tone and complaints of racism had been made to the college’s ombudsman. Throughout the electoral marketing campaign, which started on April 28, professor Antônio Lopes was the goal of racist assaults, which led to complaints to the college’s ombudsman. The report had entry to prints of message teams through which undergraduate college students query the psychological well being of the professor and vice-presidential candidate, Eduardo Reis.
At the least two e-mails had been despatched to the Drugs lessons by an individual who calls himself “Voice of the Desert”. In one of many messages, there’s a racist illustration, which criticizes the presence of black folks within the School of Drugs. The creator of the messages additionally refers to Professor Antônio Lopes as Dr. Caramujo, character from Sítio do Pica-pau Amarelo.
Upon turning into conscious of the content material of the messages, Professor Eduardo Reis filed a criticism with the ombudsman. “We recognized that there was racism within the materials and despatched it to the college’s superior physique in order that measures could be taken,” he stated. The School of Drugs and the Federal College of Bahia had been contacted, however didn’t touch upon what occurred.
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