The history of race and racism in Brazil

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Apartheid in Americas
Carlos Verrisimo discusses the interweaving of race, class and poverty in Brazil with Teresa Sanchez, in CrossRoads, December/January 1994/1995. Afro-Brazilian marginalization.
Brazil and Race: Lessons from Bahia (extract)
By Laurence Glasco, University of Pittsburgh, The Journal of Afro-Latin American Studies and Literatures, Spring 94–95. A report on race relations in contemporary Brazil. An educational project. Many Brazilians still regard their country as largely devoid of racial discrimination, but Brazil's image as a racial democracy is undeserved.
Black Movement Searches for Justice in Brazil
By Kathleen Bond, Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, SEJUP (Servico Brasileiro de Justica e Paz), News from Brazil, 12 November 1999. Margarida Pereira da Silva was the leading candidate for mayor in Pombal in the interior of the state of Paraiba, Northeastern Brazil. She became the target of racial slurs, and racism was a major reason for her loss.
Minority Rights Group releases report on racism in Brazil: Afro-Brazilians: Time for Recognition
Minority Rights Group International, Report announcement, 1 March 2000. How is it that Afro-Brazilians have shaped so much of Brazilian culture, yet remain politically and economically disenfranchised? This is the central question posed by MRG's new Report, published to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the Portuguese in Brazil.
Brazil's Racial Awakening
By Stephen Buckley, Washington Post, 12 June 2000. This vision of racial harmony made Brazil the envy of the world. A torrent of research show that in recent years race affects everything, from education to employment to justice.