Ethnic Groups In Brazil
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Studies of race and ethnicity in Brazil are often brought up as examples showing that the concept of "race" is a social construct, and that what is understood as "race" in one society is not the same that is understood as such in another.
Brazilian society is made up of a confluence of people of several different origins, from the original Native Americans, with the influx of Portuguese colonizers, Black African slaves, and recent European, Arab and Japanese immigration. Other significant groups include Koreans, Chinese, Paraguayans and Bolivians.
In the 19th and 20th century Brazilian culture has promoted racial integration and mixing.
Read more about Ethnic Groups In Brazil: Historic Background, Abolition of Slavery (1888), Gilberto Freyre On The Criticisms That He Received, Racial Legislation, Miscegenation, IBGE’s Racial Categories, Controversy, Ethnicities By Region
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