Weekly Response 3 - Eunise Olvera LBST 2102 Carolina Oliveira Weekly Response 3 The assigned reading “From Racial Democracy to Affirmative Action”

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Eunise Olvera LBST 2102 Carolina Oliveira 01/28/19 Weekly Response 3 The assigned reading, “From Racial Democracy to Affirmative Action” which was written by Edward Telles in his book “Race in Another America”, covers many ways in which the black movement in Brazil progressed throughout a period of time. The author also touched basis on how throughout the progression of the movement, the activists’ attempts to open the eyes of political leaders were contradicted and, often, their efforts were not enough to evoke positive change. In the beginning, the text described the emergence of a new generation of black activists. With this new generation followed the creation of unified black groups, and later State counsels, hoping to prove the existence of racial discrimination, one of these groups being the Movimento Negro Unificado. Although the groups were growing in numbers, many political leaders still denied the existence of racism in Brazil. In a more positive sense, the 1988 Brazilian
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