Self-imposed discrimination in brazil


Perspectives in Anthropology

Perspectives in Anthropology-Self-Imposed Discrimination Self-Imposed Discrimination in Brazil

When I arrived in Brazil seven years ago as an American anthropologist seeking to discover if Brazil would be a good place to do research for a book, I had no idea about the degree of class discrimination that existed and the depths of its penetration into the cultural fabric of Brazilian society. Clearly, I was familiar with “racial” discrimination growing up in America and struggling against it for the opportunity to advance socially.  That is to say, I was confronted with it in the military, in the ivy halls of the university and in the sterile workplaces of corporate American offices. And yet, in spite of it all, I still believe that America is the best country in the world to live in primarily because of the high quality of life, the advanced standards and conditions within the society, but perhaps most important is the…

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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