Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2017 Alejandra T Vazquez Baur
This thesis examines the ways that Brazilians are evaluated for their privileges in qualification for the affirmative action program. It critically examines the existing policies, how they function, and how they affect ideas of race in Brazil for both black and non-black Brazilians. Additionally, it proposes that the policies prioritize phenotype as a primary condition for qualifying for a quota in order to accomplish their initial objectives of fighting racial inequalities, compensating for historical injustices, contributing to the diversity of experiences and perspectives on campuses and in federal offices, and raising understanding of what it means to be black in Brazil.
Vazquez Baur, Alejandra T., "Race and Affirmative Action in “Post-Racial” Democratic Brazil" (2017). CMC Senior Theses. 1702.