Brazil's 165 million are today a mix of over a hundred "races" as identified by official government census categories. The original Portuguese, Spanish and Italian whites of Southern European ancestry compose an influential but dwindling minority. The majority, by generations of interracial breeding, is a brown amalgam of black, white, native Indian and countless hybrids of the above along with a maze of cultures including African worship of tribal spirits. Brazil no longer has any unifying racial identity or stabilizing culture. See cover story on the racial dilemma in Brazil, Washington Post, Magazine section, August 1, 1999.
Note from "Ending the Race Crisis in the 21st Century " by James Owens, Phd.
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