Most Brazilians feel that race and skin colour have great influence in labour relations and in the way they are treated by police and the judiciary, according to a report from the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE.
According to the paper, 63.7% of Brazilians interviewed said that skin colour and race directly influences the lives of people in the country. Another 71% said race was influential at the work place and getting a job.
Race is also influential when it comes to the police and magistrates according to 68.3% of interviews.
The IBGE paper on ethnic-racial characteristics was based on several public opinion polls taken in six of the country’s most dynamic states.
The paper also showed that Afro-Brazilians are paid on average 40% less than ethnic whites.
In multiracial Brazil over half the population is brown and black