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Mayors Are Up for Election in Brazil. It’s a White Game

Brazil, a country where a majority of residents identify as non-white, will head to ...

What Brazil Can Learn from the US on Race and Education

Since 1996 I have had the pleasure of visiting Brazil many times. On each ...

Playing the Race Game in Brazil’s Shopping Malls

Sociology teaches us that spaces are not neutral; just as race or color are ...

Brazilian TV celebrity Xuxa

Blacks Learn in Brazil They Won’t Be Human Until They Become White

My own research on racial exclusion in Brazil has given me ample reason to ...

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 ...

Mulata Azul (Blue Mulatto Lady) by Di Cavalcanti painted in the 1940s

Brazil’s Own One Drop Rule

Since I first began my travels to Brazil in September of 2000, my views ...

Brazilian Blacks Meet With OAS Representative

The president of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission and special reporter for the Organization ...

Brazil Debates a Plan for Racial Equality

Blacks, whites, Indians, gypsies, Arabs, Palestinians, Jews, Asians, Muslims, and descendants of runaway slaves. ...

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