Brazil’s Mixed Landscape Is Not Just Black & White

An estimated half Brazil’s population is of African descent, making it one of the most racially mixed countries in the world. And yet, black and mixed-race people suffer discrimination and continually fight for better recognition, as the country’s ‘invisible majority’.

Beyond the public’s perception of race in Brazil, the reality of one’s skin color and the role it plays in one’s life can be way more complicated than one may imagine.

The Globe and Mail features a mixed-race extended family right on the outskirts or Rio de Janeiro who describe how they perceive themselves and each other [one even describes himself as Taffy Brown], all based on the color of their skin.

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