Sunday, 23 June 2013


From Jorge Capelan

Look closely at all those photos of the protests in Brazil. See anything strange? At least 50% of the Brazilian population is dark-skinned. But the demonstrators are predominantly white. This is interesting, since it is a clear indication of the middle-class character of the protests. As it should be expected, poverty in Brazil shows a strong racial bias - the overwhelming majority of the poor are black. During the past decade, the average income of the black population in Brazil increased by 43.9% whereas the white people's "only" increased by 19.8%. This, of course, is due to PT's redistribution of wealth.

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