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June 1st, 2009
Brazil in Black and White
Video Segment 4

The University of Brasilia’s affirmative action process is about to enter a crucial week. Students who have identified themselves as Afro-Brazilian must pose for a photograph that will be evaluated by a secret committee. This panel will try to determine whether students look “black enough” to qualify for the quota system.

  • Adrian MD

    This…this is funny. I reminds me of the Eastern Indian family that lived near me when I was child. There skin was so dark that it actually looked black, and their hair was straight as pins and the same color.

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