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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Four 3 Minute Videos

Posted by Simon Halliday | Thursday, September 25, 2008 | Category: |

From Al Jazeera English and Lucia Newman on racism-related topics in Latin America.

A good quote from a prosecutor, Almeno Soares, in Brazil: "We confuse racial coexistence with racial equality."

I also liked the idea of linguistic equality in the 4th video, but in a country like South Africa with 11 national languages should what constitutes 'linguistic equality'?

HT: Neuroanthropology.

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