Saturday, June 18, 2011

Black in Latin America - Brazil a racial Paradise?

Black in Latin American is a four-part series about black people in Latin America. Interesting part, you can watch all episodes also in Europe.

One of the episodes is about Brazil. It's entitled "Brazil a racial Paradise?". In Brazil, Professor Gates delves behind the façade of Carnival to discover how this ‘rainbow nation’ is waking up to its legacy as the world’s largest slave economy. Also check out the comment on this episode on the website Fly Brother.




Brazil is of course in the spotlight. In upcoming years two mayor international sports events will be organised in the country. In 2014 The FIFA football world cup Brazil and 2016 the city of Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Summer Olympics. So we will be seeing of more of Brazil.

In the documentary of Brazil it becomes clear that black people are almost absent in the media. But blacks in Brazil have created their own magazines. One example is the black magazine "Raca" (see picture above), which is targeted at the more than 10 million black people. See Raca at http://racabrasil.uol.com.br.

The Black in Latin America episodes:
Mexico & Peru: A Hidden Race
Brazil: A Racial Paradise?
Cuba: The Next Revolution
Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island divided
Website videos: video.pbs.org

2 comments:

  1. Hi. I´m a black woman in Brasil an I can say for experiece that this country there´s too many racism...

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  2. Hi Edna, thanks for the comment. You've got a great blog by the way!

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