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But he also notes that black Brazilians occupy the lowest rungs of Brazilian society; many of them live in the hopeless conditions of the favela slums. He also observes the emerging black consciousness movements in Bahia and the Afro-eroticism of Carnival (which serves as a safety valve for the country's poor and discontented). And he contrasts Brazil's black population with the more marginalized Afro-Peruvians and the Afro-Caribbean Brixton area of London, two regions where race consciousness abounds. Yet, with all of its ambiguities, Eugene Robinson sees Brazil as a possible future for the United States, as the absurd "one drop" rule used to arbitrate racial identity becomes a thing of the past. --Eugene Holley Jr.
I enjoyed this book because it is a thought provoking book. Too often the topic of race is avoided. The truth is that race may be the topic of the next decade in the US. Read morePublished on August 2, 2001
i would recommend this book to any reader that wants a good perspective on how race and class abound our world. Read morePublished on June 2, 2000 by wardi
A fasinating look at race and color.Well writing and obviously lived by Eugene Robinson. As a White 57 year old male I found his account of black life in Brazil to be educational... Read morePublished on December 20, 1999 by Shirley Bell
Having returned from my first trip to Brazil recently, I was angry when I saw Mr. Robinson on C-Span discussing this book, angry that he had stolen my idea! Read morePublished on November 16, 1999
Eugene Robinson's book is an admirable work of reportage by a talented journalist. So much writing on race is tendentious - informed either by prejudice, anger or political... Read morePublished on October 7, 1999 by Jonathan Miller
Dispose of the initial David Duke review. This book captures the essence of the approach/avoidance dilemma that a black man encounters in the racial minefield in the US. Read morePublished on September 26, 1999
Having read the book, I remain startled by its lack of intellectualism and rather naive viewpoint. I would, however, recommend it for perusal. Read morePublished on August 27, 1999