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Brazil: race and skin colour condition jobs, relations with police and magistrates

Saturday, July 23rd 2011 - 02:05 UTC
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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

Categories: Politics, Brazil.
Tags: Brazil.

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  • GeoffWard2

    Just NE Brasil is the combined size of France, Germany, Spain and the UK.
    80% of the NE Brasil population self-identifies as 'Brown(Multiracial)' - a powerfully Black admixture with a majority origin in African slave genes.
    Southern Brasil is, of course, powerfully White.

    Discussing the contemporary employment 'colour' issue with no reference to geographical location and social history is so, so inadequate.

    Jul 24th, 2011 - 12:12 pm 0
  • Forgetit87

    Geoff, Northeasterners are predominantly European in genetic makeup, though most, as you noticed, identify as mixed-race. Perhaps your perception is being modeled by your living in Bahia. Most other Northeastern states, however, are less African than Bahia.

    Jul 25th, 2011 - 07:33 pm 0
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