Welcome to the “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps understand what is going on in Brazil. This week, we discuss the scale of racial inequality in the country.
- of federal servants are black or mixed-raced
Racial inequality remains a defining trait of Brazilian society. The civil service reflects this gap between whites and non-whites in Brazil. While black and mixed-raced people represent 55.4 percent of the country’s workforce and 54.2 percent of employed people, they remain underrepresented in public institutions.
“The participation of black men and women in...