On March 26, 2021, the Dialogue hosted the online event “Afro-descendants: Striving for Equality in Latin America” in partnership with the Inter-American Foundation (IAF). Participants focused on addressing the pre- and post-Covid challenges and opportunities facing Afro-descendants in the region, including access to higher education, public office, corporate boardrooms, economic opportunity, formal employment, clean water, and quality health services.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting Afro-descendant communities in the region.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Brazil’s handling of a 2017 land dispute between indigenous tribes and rural farmers.
Fiscal policy played an important role in reducing poverty and inequality in Brazil (Higgins and Pereira, 2014) over the last fifteen years, but how much redistribution and poverty reduction is being accomplished across ethnic groups?
Education remains the best means to address persistent income inequality based on gender and race in Latin America, argued Hugo Ñopo.
Despite a veneer of racial tolerance in Latin America, customary law and practice has perpetuated racial inequality across the region, according to Tanya Hernández, professor of law at Fordham University.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on affirmative action policies in Brazilian universities.
Though racial equality is improving in Brazil, there is significant room for progress.
This special report by the Dialogue’s education reform program (PREAL) aims to promote consideration of the racial inequalities inherent in the educational indicators for the Brazilian population.
Este livro traz uma reflexão sobre as desigualdades raciais contidas nos indicadores de escolarização da população brasileira. Na verdade, dentro do atual estado-da-arte do debate sobre o tema dos indicadores educacionais de nosso país já existe uma plena compreensão sobre as pronunciadas assimetrias presentes em termos do acesso e permanência…
The lack of reliable data on African descendants and indigenous groups has made it difficult to design and implement remedial policies to address discrimination in Latin America.
Constitutional Provisions and Legal Actions Related to Discrimination and Afro-Descendant Populations in Latin America
The second race report of the Inter-American Dialogue showcases legislation that affects Afro-descendants in Latin America and the Caribbean and discusses the international conventions and accords that governments have signed regarding racism, racial discrimination and social exclusion.
The Inter-American Dialogue considers the social exclusion of Latin Americans of African descent to be one of the most pressing policy and development issues of the hemisphere. The objective of the Dialogue’s program on race is twofold.