Brazil begins alloting 20 percent of federal jobs to multiracial and Black residents

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, June 9, 2014 22:47 EDT
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People walk past a mural in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 9, 2014, a few days ahead of the FIFA World Cup [AFP]
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Brazil enacts 20 percent quotas for blacks in federal jobs (via AFP)

Brazil approved a law Monday creating 20 percent quotas for mixed race and black Brazilians in government jobs, in a country where more than half of the population has African roots. “We have started this change in the racial composition of public officials…

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