Public Event

Brazil, the United States, and Transnational Struggles Against Racial Discrimination–NEW DATE
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Center for Advanced Study
Levis Faculty Center--Music Room (208)
919 W. Illinois (View Map)

Jerry Dávila
Department of History, CAS Associate 2016-17

At first glance, the recent creation in Brazil of policies to pursue racial integration – which include admissions quotas in most public universities – was a sudden reversal of doctrines that denied the existence of discrimination and racial inequality.  With a closer look, we see a history of struggles that led to changes in Brazil’s racial politics.  This presentation will reflect on the presence of the United States in the history of those struggles, both as one of the challenges black Brazilians have faced in spotlighting discrimination, and as a counterpoint to the process building practices that combat discrimination.