RTP Africa presenter told Ossanda Liber that the country was “structurally racist”. A former candidate for Lisbon City Council disagreed.
“In fact, she has a very particular experience of living here, as an African woman living in Portugal, a country that is structurally racist. She thinks that this experience can…” A sentence by the presenter of RTP África (David Dias) did not end because Ossanda Liber did not agree with what he had just heard. “Oh good, [Portugal] is it racist? “And the journalist:” I think structurally yes “.” But do you think, is it? “, replied the Franco-Angolan, who has lived in Portugal for 17 years and was a candidate in the last Municipal Councils for the Lisbon Chamber for the We are All Lisbon movement.
“I think, I have no doubts about that,” replied David Dias to his guest on the show. conversations to the south, which passed yesterday on RTP Africa. “Look, I don’t think so. I think there are racist people, others who are disconnected, who don’t accept evolution, history. There are people who don’t like fatter people, shorter people. There is discrimination and intolerance in everything.”
Ossanda Liber, who is not Portuguese (remember that the law allows the candidacy of citizens of some countries), obtained 864 votes (0.36%) in the Municipalities of 26 September. Despite “obviously knowing the Angolan reality well, because I am Angolan”, he says that he only equates politics in Portugal. “This is where I live and this is the reality I live in.” It was here that David Dias spoke to him of the “structural” racism that he says exists in Portugal because “there is a past that has not been done and there is a certain disconnection from some issues by the majority of society that does not live every day.”