By Jerry Dávila
Providing a special ancient point of view on how racial attitudes flow from elite discourse into people’s lives, Diploma of Whiteness indicates how public faculties promoted the concept that whites have been inherently healthy and people of African or combined ancestry have been inevitably short of remedial realization. examining fundamental material—including college process documents, instructor journals, photos, deepest letters, and unpublished documents—Dávila lines the emergence of racially coded hiring practices and student-tracking rules in addition to the improvement of a social and clinical philosophy of eugenics. He contends that the implementation of some of the guidelines meant to “improve” nonwhites institutionalized sophisticated obstacles to their equitable integration into Brazilian society.
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Diploma of Whiteness: Race and Social Policy in Brazil, 1917–1945 by Jerry Dávila