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The ungrateful quota beneficiaries: When affirmative action in Brazil only benefited white immigrants

Black Women of Brazil

The family of Albino Postali and Rosa Frizera Postali in Caixas do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul (southern Brazil) in 1911. Photo: Primo Postal The family of Albino Postali and Rosa Frizera Postali in Caixas do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul (southern Brazil) in 1911. Photo: Primo Postal

Note from BW of Brazil: In practice throughout Brazil for a little more than a decade, the system of affirmative action has given hundreds of thousands of poor and Afro-Brazilian students the opportunity to attend college providing them with a path to social ascension that has largely be absent in lives of most people from this community for nearly five centuries. The battle over affirmative action and its system of quotas has made Brazil discuss and debate issues of racism, social exclusion, privilege and historic debt in an an ongoing conversation that the nation had never come to terms with in previous centuries. This lack of open discussion led millions of Brazilians to believe (and continue to believe) that the nation is free of…

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