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So Rich Brazil, So Many Poor Brazilians!

A few days ago, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book Lula of Brazil: The ...

We Are All Brazilians, All Mixed, and Racists All the Same

From the end of the 1930s till his death in 1995, the anthropologist Ashley ...

Mestiço by Brazilian painter Cândido Portinari

Contrary to Myth, Brazil Is Ashamed of Being Mestizo

In my last essay I cited João Vargas’s term "the hyperconsciousness of race" to ...

A Brazilian Globo TV network soap opera

Through Globo TV Lenses Brazil Is a White Dreamland

For approximately a year now I have been a subscriber to Rede Globo Internacional ...

Favela children in Rio, Brazil

It’s All a Matter of Class Not Color, Say Brazilians. Just Another Myth!

Continuing with the theme of "those racists Americans", most people are familiar with the ...

Olhares Cruzados, an Africa-Brazil exchange program

Slavery Is Past. It’s Time Brazil and Africa Unite in Mutual Understanding

"Without Angola, there is no Brazil," said the polemical Friar Antonio Vieira at the ...

MPB, Brazilian Popular Music

How Music Has Brought Blacks Back to the Brazilian Melting Cauldron

Since the second half of the 20th century, global or ‘World’ music has become ...

Capoeira the Jogo de Angola

For Brazilian Blacks Life Has Always Been a State of Siege

In his Voyage Pittoresque et Historique au Brésil,  Jean-Baptiste Debret painted an elderly blind ...

Sugarcane cutter in Brazil

Inequality Is As Brazilian As the Weather and the Beaches

On Sunday, February 5, the Brazilian TV program Fantástico presented three shocking reports. One ...