President of Fundação Palmares Calls the Black Movement 'Cursed Scum'

In a private meeting, Sérgio Camargo criticized leftists who would try to harm his performance in the agency

Sérgio Camargo, president of Fundação Palmares, referred to the black movement as "cursed scum" and "bums" at a private meeting on April 30, as revealed by the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo.

In conversation with officials of the agency, linked to the Bolsonaro government's Culture Secretariat, Camargo complained about leftists who had allegedly infiltrated in the foundation and encouraged his subordinates to turn them over so they could be fired.

Fundação Palmares president, Sérgio Camargo (Foto: Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress, PODER) - Folhapress

"If there is a leftist here, you tell me where is this son of a bitch so that I can fire them or send to another agency", he said in a recording published by the newspaper. He complains that the black movement is restricting his freedom of expression by criticizing him.

He voiced the suspicion that members of the black movement are responsible for the disappearance of his corporate cell phone, according to information from the newspaper. "Who could? Someone who wants to harm me. [...] The black movement, the vagrants of the black movement. That damned scum."

In a note, Camargo lamented "the illegal recording of an internal and private meeting" and reiterated that he was "in tune with the federal government, under a new command model, aimed at the population and not only at certain groups that, by calling themselves representatives of the entire black population, historically and deliberately benefited from public money ."

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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