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As the US Questions Affirmative Action Policy, Brazil Embraces it

Tanya Hernandez in PRI's The World, October 10, 2012

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The US Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday for and against the affirmative action policy at the University of Texas.

But the debate over the role race plays in the allocation of opportunities is not unique to the United States.

Brazil recently enacted its own nationwide affirmative action law.

Tanya Hernandez, a law professor at Fordham University has studied Latin America’s law and wrote a piece in the Huffington Post about Affirmative Action in Brazil.

She says Brazil’s new law is a radical approach of social inclusion.