by Edward Telles. In 2001, on the heels of the United Nations Conference on Racism in Durban, South Africa, several Brazilian institutions established race-based affirmative action for the first time ever in that country.
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This is a list of important themes and video segments that can be used in classroom discussions of Brazil in Black and White.
One of the important changes enacted by Afro-Brazilian activist groups and legislators in recent years was the mandatory incorporation of black history and culture into school curriculums. Perhaps the most prominent force in the informal preservation of Afro-Brazilian culture has been Capoeira, a unique blend of dance and fight.
(August 29, 2006) In Sao Paulo, where someone is kidnapped every three days on average, "Ransom City" explores a twist in Brazil's dangerous crime fad as the mothers of five celebrity soccer players are abducted and held for ransom in a six month period.
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