Monday, June 21, 2010

Brazilian Congress approves Statute of Racial Equality

The Brazilian Senate approved the Statute of Racial Equality Wednesday in an effort to make policies for combating discrimination against black people.

The statute, which was worked out by the Congress after seven years of debates, is yet to be endorsed by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

The statute promotes equal opportunities for black people, guaranteeing their equal access to health, education and employment, but sets no quotas for their admission into universities or political parties.

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