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Lecture: "The 'Race or Color' Category in the Brazilian Demographic Databases: History, International Comparison, and Current State of the Art"

Thu, March 21, 2013 • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM • Santa Rita Suite, UNB 3.502

Marcelo Paixão is a professor at the Economics Institute of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He is also the director of the Laboratory of Analysis of Race Relations on Economic, Historical, Social, and Statistics Issues (LAESER) and coordinator of the Afro-Brazlian Observatory.  Dr. Paixão has written several articles about racial inequalities in Brazil including Confronting Race and Inequality in Brazil and Educational Performance and Race in Brazil.  He argues that dark-skinned people are systematically excluded from the means that would allow them to secure social rights, attain upward social mobility, and gain visibility for their cause.

For more information, contact Paloma Diaz.

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