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Favelas: Cultural Otherness and the Perpetuation of Exclusionary Public Policy

In Favela:  Four Decades of Living on the Edge in Rio de Janeiro, Janice Perlman dedicates an entire chapter to deconstructing the importance of personhood in regards to people dwelling in the favelas.  Perlman begins chapter twelve by suggesting that favelados are aware of their secondary place in society and in some cases actively try … Continue reading

Racial Inequality and the Unequal Distribution of Quality Education in Brazil

In Achieving World Class Education:  the Next Agenda, the World Bank states that “broad-based access to education not only develops the skills of the labor force; it creates the platform for a more equal society;” therefore, “the substantial expansion of schooling attainment in Brazil over the past 15 years would be expected to improve income … Continue reading