Brazil’s new face has no white color anymore

December 17, 2011


Brazil’s new face has no white color anymore

Lubov Lulko

The white race in Brazil has found itself in the minority. Young people in the country refer to themselves to those whose blood is a mixture of different races. The idea of the biological predominance of the white race has never been popular in the country. However, social inequality based on ethnic affiliation has not gone anywhere. The phenomenon still exists under the guise of the myth about racial democracy.

The first population census was conducted in Brazil in 1872. Back in those years, the local population was divided into two categories – free people and slaves. There were Africans among the second category – they made approximately 15 percent of the population. White people were in the majority.

The population census of 2010 opened Brazil’s new face: negroes, mulattoes, halfbreed, Indians and other mixed races, which are generally referred to as “Pardu” or “brown” in Brazil. All these races have left the white race behind. More than 50 percent of the Brazilian population (50.7%) declared their affiliation to those races. Ninety-one million of Brazilians out of 191 million think of themselves as white people – 47.7 percent of the population. Fifteen million are black (7.6%), 82 million are mixed (43.1%), two million are “yellow” (natives of Asia, 1.1%) and 817,000 (0.4%) are Indians.

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