Measuring Discrimination: Race and Data in Brazil

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Until I get the time to post all the exciting stuff I've been talking about, I'm going to keep linking interesting things. :-)

As some may know from reading the blog, I interned at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, DC a few years back and think it's a great organization with fantastic resources for those who are interested in anything Latin America. And since Brazil has been the country most talked about in LatAm recently, they have loads of great articles on Brazil.

If you've got some time on your hands or if you're working and have headphones and like me, can multi-task with this sort of stuff, listen and/or watch, this webcast of theirs on Race and Discrimination in Brazil

Here's a spiel from their site on the webcast:

A discussion on what Brazil’s new census data on race and class reveals about the changing situation of the country’s African descendant population.  Our featured guest is Marcelo Paixão, a distinguished Brazilian scholar who teaches at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and directs the University's Laboratório de Análises Econômicas, Históricas, Sociais e Estatísticas das Relações Raciais (LAESER). Judith Morrison, the BID’s senior advisor for Gender and Diversity, commented on Dr. Paixao’s presentation.

If you know me at all, you know that this is a topic that is near and dear to me, and I'm one of those people who only really worries about color when it comes to... shoes. 

Dr. Paixão discusses some really fabulous data on the changes in the situation of those who traditionally are in the lower socio-economic ranks in Brazil, but also some really sad information on the slow process of it all as well. 

It's worth watching if not just listening if you're interested in Brazilian race relations and economics! 

Measuring Discrimination: Race and Data in Brazil

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