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Ethnic representation in Brazil’s Congress: a long road ahead

Womens’ March Against Racism in Brasília

The U.S. midterm elections featured the most diverse group of candidates in the country’s history. For the first time ever, Muslim and indigenous women were elected to the House. In Massachusetts, a state known for harboring racist tendencies, voters elected Ayanna Pressley – its first-ever black congresswoman. While a few disputes have yet to be called, it appears that Americans have elected a record-high 53 African Americans. But the real breakthrough is that eight white-majority districts elected black members of Congress this year.

In Brazil, however,...

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