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Brazil Imposes Racial Quotas

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Brazil Imposes Racial Quotas

Brazil Imposes Racial Quotas

Brazil Imposes Racial Quotas

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Brazil's government, responding to demands to improve the lot of the black population, has begun imposing racial quotas for government jobs, contracts and university admissions. But that has unleashed an acrimonious debate in a country that traditionally prides itself on being a harmonious ''racial democracy.'' NPR's Martin Kaste reports from Rio de Janeiro.