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Blacks in Brazil
This paper looks at the racism facing blacks in Brazilian society.
# 104732 | 1,066 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 22, 2008 in Latin-American Studies (Race, Class, Gender Issues)

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The paper discusses Brazilian society and the racism that makes blacks
largely invisible. The paper looks at the marginalization and discrimination of blacks as well as the racial mix on the street and in those in positions of power. The paper discusses how the 1960 Salgueiro ccarnival became a source of racial tension as well as racial healing and then discusses how ritual and celebration can cause a culture clash. The paper then relates that the presidency of Lula is trying to change aspects of this relationship but clearly has a difficult road to follow in doing so.

Blacks and Carnival
President Lula
Conclusion and the Future

From the Paper:

"Brazilian society in the modern age has been marked by pronounced regional and ethnic diversity. Ethnic diversity accompanies the pronounced regionalism. Descendants of Portuguese settlers, Amerindians, and African slaves comprise the main cultural groups. The heritage from the Portuguese has been disproportionate to the number of Portuguese settlers because they were colonizers and left their mark on the nation's political system and social institutions. This is reflected in language, kinship, and religion. However, the fact that the society is varied does not mean that the different elements mix together equally, as is noted in the book Black Brazil by Larry Crook, in which Antonio Pitanga states that blacks are invisible in Brazilian society."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Crook, L. (1999). Black Brazil: Culture, identity, and social mobilization. Los Angeles: University of California Press.
  • Davidson, C. (2004, June 28). Race Relations in Brazil: Deciding Who Is Really Black. New Statesman, Volume 133, Issue 4694, 16-17.
  • Guillermoprieto, Alma. Samba. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990.
  • Osava, M. (2006, April 25). Brazil: Blacks gained under Lula, but huge economic gulf remains. Inter Press Service English News Wire. Retrieved June 27, 2007 from

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