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Black Brazilian Brown Bag Series: Ricardo Janoario

Thu, February 2, 2012 • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM • GRG 234

Black Brazilian Brown Bag Series: Ricardo Janoario

Thursday, February 2nd

1:00 - 2:30 pm

GRG 234

The Black Brazilian Brown Bag series features several visiting scholars from Brazil.

This week, Ricardo de Souza Janoario--visiting scholar (UFRJ)--will lead a discussion entitled: Affirmative Action and Racial Inequality in Brazil post-Durban.

The World Conference against Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, held in Durban, South Africa, in 2001, represented a point of discussion to the affirmative action implementation in Brazil. The Conference brought to the fore the advances, challenges to eliminate all kinds of discrimination in Brazilian society. We want to bring a debate on racial inequalities expressed in Brazilian statistics (IBGE, IPEA, DIEESE, LAESER), based on social indicators that affect strictly to the black population. How can we extend concrete proposals to battle against racial inequalities? Affirmative Action would be a way to grapple with the unequal opportunities? The statics show the importance to develop strategies against black exclusion.

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