Wednesday, March 8, 2017
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.
Relying on in-depth interviews, I examine how Afro-Brazilians in Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo feel linked to blacks. Many Brazilians discuss how racial and social exclusion shape their lives which has an impact on feeling connected to other Afro-Brazilians. I rely on survey data collected in in Salvador and São Paulo to examine the role of black group attachment on political support, including affirmative action, Law 10.639 (the requirement that African and Afro-Brazilian history be taught in schools), and whether the president should nominate blacks to important positions.
Co-sponsored by Africana Studies.