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Eunise Olvera LBST 2102 Carolina Timoteo de Oliveira 01/20/19 Weekly Response 1 The text, “From White Supremacy to Racial Democracy”, is a chapter from the book “Race in Another America” by Edward E. Telles. Throughout the reading, it is explained how many different people had theories explaining how, as well as, why the blacks and mulattos from Brazil were always deemed inferior. Many believed that the by mixing races among the people of Brazil, the population as a whole would become lazy, ugly, and in conclusion, degenerate. Some scholars felt as though by breeding white with non-whites, the result would be an all white population because they believed white genes were dominant. As the years progressed, some elites began to think of miscegenation and unity among the races as a positive plan. A book published by Gilberto Freyre would help spread these unifying ideologies across Brazil. The author supported the ideas mentioned by providing the names of the scholars, authors, and all the
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