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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 ...

Brazil’s Debt to the Ford Foundation: E Unum Pluribus

The United States of America has long been recognized as a beacon of race ...

Brazil’s New Racial Equality Law Is Watered Down. But Blacks Are Not Complaining

Although there are different evaluations of how much impact the newly House-approved Statute of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Brazilian crowd in Salvador, Bahia

Brazil’s False Image of Racial Harmony Has Accomplice: the Black Population

In retrospect, I often ponder the following questions: Do people really not see the ...

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 ...

More Blacks and Less Whites in Brazil

The distribution of the Brazilian population by color or race presented a slight alteration ...

In Brazil, Blacks Earn Only Half as Much as Whites

A survey just released by the union-linked socio-economic studies department (Departamento Intersindical de EstatÀ­stica ...