"Many Brazilians cast their country as racial democracy where people of different groups long have intermarried, resulting in a large mixed-race population. But you need only turn on the TV, open the newspaper or stroll down the street to see clear evidence of segregation.
"In Brazil, whites are at the top of the social pyramid, dominating
professions of wealth, prestige and power. Dark-skinned people are at
the bottom of the heap, left to clean up after others and take care of
their children and the elderly." [Read more]