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The Politics of Blackness. Racial Identity and Political Behavior in Contemporary Brazil.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Location:  206 Ingraham Hall
Presented by: Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, Assistant Professor of Public Policy & Political Economy Department of Africology, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. The presenter analyzes the impact of the experience of race on Afro-Brazilian political behavior in the cities of Salvador, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro. Using a theoretical framework that takes into account racial group attachment and the experience of racial discrimination, she seeks to explain Afro-Brazilian political behavior with a focus on affirmative action policy and Law 10.639 (requiring that African and Afro-Brazilian history be taught in schools).

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