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Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil

Tianna S. Paschel


After decades of denying racism and underplaying cultural diversity, Latin American states began adopting transformative ethno-racial legislation in the late 1980s. In addition to symbolic recognition of indigenous peoples and black populations, governments in the region created a more pluralistic model of citizenship and made significant reforms in the areas of land, health, education, and development policy. This book explores this shift from color blindness to ethno-racial legislation in two of the most important cases in the region: Colombia and Brazil. Drawing on archival and ethnographic ... More

Keywords: racism, cultural diversity, ethno-racial legislation, Colombia, Brazil, black movements, blackness, black rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691169385
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691169385.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tianna S. Paschel, author
University of California, Berkeley