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Autor:  José Roberto
E-mail:  josezambon@merconet.com.br
Data:  11/FEV/2003 7:24 PM
Assunto:  Re: Miguel
 
Mensagem:  Dear Miguel You said: "The color (complexion) variation and racial admixtures is the same in the U.S. as in Brazil." Obviously, homo sapiens is the same all over the world, but the classification and even the characteristics may be endemic, and each place needs to develop (or at least adapt) its own science and methodology to deal with its own reality. You said: "However, the racial categories are less FRAGMENTED than in Brazil. There are pretty much only four racial categories: BLACK, WHITE, ASIAN and NATIVE AMERICAN." As you have pointed out, here things are so fragmented (in the meaning of complexity and mixture) that it requires a different methodology to use here, since this methodology here would be too simplist and would not be in according to Brazil's reality, for the fragmentation in the US is by the divison and little (or have I say small) mixture within different categories (caucasians, mongols and negroids). You said: "Comparatively speaking, the BLACKS have an awesome political clout. This, as I said, is greatly due to a huge amount of otherwise "Pardo", "Mestizo" and other "funny" categories, who collectively and proudly classify themselves as BLACKS. Consequently, their relatively great numeric political clout is a reality. IT IS ALL ABOUT POLITICS." It is, was and will always be politics, involving power and money; that's great how a minority engages to transpass their problems, but as I told, what is right there may not be right here and what did well there may be a total failure here. It's not only the black/pardo/mestiço/indian and go on who need engage to form a different Brazilian society, it's all the nation that must rise from its "berço esplêndido"....See the "campanha pela fome zero" of our President, and...always remembering that virtually every Brazilian has the three major groups (caucasian,African and Native-Brazilian...) as their forefathers. José Roberto.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Miguel  –  pat  10/FEV/2003, 3:42 PM
Re: Miguel  –  Lucas  10/FEV/2003, 6:44 PM
Re: Miguel  –  Miguel Vieira  10/FEV/2003, 8:27 PM
Re: Miguel  –  pat  11/FEV/2003, 10:57 AM
Re: Miguel  –  Miguel Vieira  11/FEV/2003, 1:15 PM
Re: Miguel  –  Rajanarandanshivanahin  11/FEV/2003, 3:18 PM
To Pat  –  Ron  11/FEV/2003, 1:27 PM
Re: To Pat  –  Miguel Vieira  11/FEV/2003, 2:25 PM
Re: To Pat  –  pat  11/FEV/2003, 8:49 PM
Re: Miguel Vieira and Pat  –  Jonas  10/FEV/2003, 6:48 PM
Re: Miguel  –  Miguel Vieira  10/FEV/2003, 8:08 PM
Re: Miguel  –  Jonas  10/FEV/2003, 9:11 PM
Re: Miguel  –  Miguel Vieira  10/FEV/2003, 10:03 PM
Re: Miguel  –  José Roberto  11/FEV/2003, 9:33 AM
Re: Miguel  –  Miguel Vieira  11/FEV/2003, 1:05 PM
 Re: Miguel  –  José Roberto  11/FEV/2003, 7:24 PM
Re: Miguel  –  Miguel Vieira  11/FEV/2003, 8:16 PM
Re: Miguel  –  José Roberto  12/FEV/2003, 12:02 AM
Re: Miguel  –  pat  12/FEV/2003, 1:03 AM
Re: Miguel  –  Miguel Vieira  12/FEV/2003, 4:37 PM

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