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Lemann Lectures Series: Racial Inequality in Brazil and the United States, 1990-2010

Event Type
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
101 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign
Nov 29, 2012   12:00 pm  
George Reid Andrews, Distinguished Professor and Chair. History, University of Pittsburgh
Originating Calendar
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

Since 1994 Brazil has enacted programs and policies aimed at reducing the country's historically high levels of social and economic inequality. Those programs have indeed produced significant reductions in class inequality; but what have been their impacts on racial inequality, as measured by black/white differences in education, earnings, life expectancy, and other indicators of social wellbeing? And how have similar measures of racial inequality evolved in the United States during that same period? As of 2010, which country has the better claim to being a true racial democracy?

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