Brazil is officially the 2nd biggest black country, after Nigeria

The Guardian reports:

For the first time since records began black and mixed race people form the majority of Brazil’s population, the country’s latest census has confirmed.

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Distribution of Mixed-Race Brazilians

Preliminary results from the 2010 census, released on Wednesday, show that 97 million Brazilians, or 50.7% of the population, now define themselves as black or mixed race, compared with 91 million or 47.7% who label themselves white.

The proportion of Brazilians declaring themselves white was down from 53.7% in 2000, when Brazil’s last census was held.

But the proportion of people declaring themselves black or mixed race has risen from 44.7% to 50.7%, making African-Brazilians the official majority for the first time.

“Among the hypotheses to explain this trend, one could highlight the valorisation of identity among Afro-descendants,” Brazil’s census board, the IBGE, said in its report.

According to the census, 7.6% of Brazilians said they were black, compared with 6.2% in 2000, and 43.1% said they were mixed race, up from 38.5%.

Ethiopia is the third biggest. With about 94 million people.

3 thoughts on “Brazil is officially the 2nd biggest black country, after Nigeria

  1. Lol it is retarded to say that 50% brasilians are “black” since most of those so called “mixed race” people have less than 1/3 black ancestry.

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  2. This is good news. However, I heard the reverse is happening in Argentina. The country has been trying to whiten the whole population in a bid to reduce the black and the mixed race

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  3. The document is true. This is the known case in Brazil. Brazil tried to whiten the country too by offering incentive to white immigrants. If in doubt kindly visit Brazil.

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