The Politics of Blackness. Racial Identity and Political Behavior in Contemporary Brazil.
Presented by: Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, Assistant Professor of Public Policy & Political Economy Department of Africology, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
206 Ingraham Hall
The presenter analyzes the impact of the experience of race on Afro-Brazilian political behavior in the cities of Salvador, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro. Using a theoretical framework that takes into account racial group attachment and the experience of racial discrimination, she seeks to explain Afro-Brazilian political behavior with a focus on affirmative action policy and Law 10.639 (requiring that African and Afro-Brazilian history be taught in schools).