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Facts of Blackness: Brazil is not (quite) the United States...and Racial Politics in Brazil?

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Silva,D. Ferreira da (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
February, 1998
ISBN:
1350-4630
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
United States, Blacks, Race relations, Brazil, South America
Notes:
Studies of racial subordination in Brazil usually stress the puzzling co-existence of racial inequality with Brazil's self image as a racial democracy. Frequently, they identify the absence of racial conflict and a clear white black distinction as explanations for the low level of black political mobilization. In doing this, these studies unreflectedly take the United Sates as a universal model of racial subordination of which Brazilian difference is a mere variation.