Brazilian Race Relations: A Changing Context

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The article presents the views of Rosaylnn Carter, First Lady of the U.S., on Brazil. It mentions that her words reflected a context that most Brazilians believe that racial discrimination and racial inequality were foreign problems. It states that change in Brazilian racial politics started in late 1970 when transition of Brazil towards democracy began. It informs that in 1988 Brazilian President José Sarney created federal Fundação Palmares to promote Afro-Brazilian culture.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalLatin Americanist
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012


  • Brazil
  • Carter, Rosalynn, 1927-
  • Sarney, José, 1930-
  • Race discrimination
  • Racism
  • Democracy
  • Afro-Brazilian cults


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