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Muito além da mestiçagem: anti-racismo e diversidade cultural nos governos Lula

Author(s): Su00E9rgio Costa

Journal: Ciências Sociais Unisinos
ISSN 1519-7050

Volume: 46;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 277;
Date: 2010;
Original page

This article examines the relationship between the two Lula administrations and indigenous and afro-descendant populations, considering two horizons of analysis, the insertion of Lula administrations in Brazilian nation building and its role for implementing rights established by the Constitution of 1988. From the ideological perspective, the article sustains that Lula's administrations have clearly broken with the mestizaje discourse. Politically, Lula administrations have taken important efforts for implementing constitutional rights concerning equality and cultural diversity. However, advances in anti-racist politics are more evident than in the field of protection of indigenous rights. Often, indigenous issues - and above all their territorial rights - clashed with economic and political interests accommodated in the government and its parliamentary support causing moderation in Lula's position.
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