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Current Event January 13, 2017

Debate: Can Racism be Outlawed? Brazil has Tried


People around the world experience racism. In the United States the Civil Rights act of of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of race. It’s a civil law, which means companies could face fines if they break it. Countries respond to racism in different ways. In Brazil, in an effort to curb racism, the country had made it a criminal act to be racist. If caught and found guilty, you could go to jail. This audio story explores how even with laws against racism, the practice continues in Brazil. Listen and debate this question: Can racism be outlawed?

Race Law Global

Story Length: 4:57

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National Public Radio © 2016 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 12/18/2016


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