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Category Archives: University of Brasilia

Inspired by black Harvard students, black students at University of Brasília create photographic campaign against racism


Note from BW of Brazil: For more than a decade now, the system of affirmative action at Brazil’s top universities has provoked more discussion on the existence of racism and … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

How racial consciousness changed my way of seeing the world


Note from BW of Brazil: I’m sure there must be some who read this blog that wonder why a common theme here is the development of black identity. As was explained … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Against all of the anti-affirmative action rhetoric, see why the university quota system has worked so well in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: A little more than a decade ago, when affirmative action and quotas according to race began to be debated and implemented in Brazilian universities, the … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

10 years of Affirmative Action at the University of Brasília: black student enrollment increases by 71.5% and quota students outperform non-quota students


Note from BW of Brazil: When the question of affirmative action policies and quotas for Brazil’s African descendants to have more access to a college education first came up more … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Discrimination in schools affects performance of black students


Luiana: Black students see themselves in inferior position When comparing the school trajectory of blacks and whites, disparities not only focus on access to university but at all stages of … Continue reading

November 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Afro-Brazilian Fashion is featured in a debate and runway at the University of Brasília (UnB)


Does Afro-Brazilian fashion exist? This question will be answered in the debate Moda afrourbebrasileira do século XXI. Tradições e apropriações. Causa e efeito (Afrourbebrasileira Fashion of the 21st century. Traditions and appropriations. … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Brazilians don’t recognize their racial identity


by Daiane Souza UnB doctoral thesis reveals that the population has difficulty accepting their ethnicity Study conducted at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Brasília (UNB) found that … Continue reading

October 11, 2012 · 3 Comments