Four more years

Note that this post is not meant to support a specific candidate in the recent presidental election. During the campaign, however, it was clear from the stickers and signs around school that many Graded students were inclined towards Aécio. To protest Sunday’s re-election of Dilma, some students returned to school on Monday wearing black. Since most high schoolers are not yet voting age, they thought it was the most effective way for them to make a statement about what they see as the future of Brazil, and wearing black symbolized the death of the country. Also, those students felt that their gesture showed several of Graded’s core values: taking initiative, being innovative, and taking risks. Yet, there isn’t much anyone can do now. Brazilian voters have spoken and the majority wants Dilma to continue as its president. Now we will see how the next four years will play out.