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FERREIRA, Ricardo Franklin. The Brasilian, the silent racism and the afro descendant emancipation. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2002, vol.14, n.1, pp.69-86. ISSN 1807-0310.

This essay describes some incidents that disclose how prejudice is transmitted. After that, I argument about some historic conditions that promote the expansion of prejudice. I stand out the epistemological project of Modernity which, supported in a metaphysical thought, looked for certainties, developed horror to ambivalence and determined a obsessive search for classification and order. I consider this a fertile field to the constitution of subjectivities that exclude the different. So, this process develops stereotypes about black people, besides real situations of social disqualification of this Brazilians. These processes tend to amplify the economics and social contrasts much more. These are incompatible occurrences in a country that we whish to construct. Finally, I emphasize a favorable process to the development of an afro-centered identity, one of many conditions to the prejudice reversion.

Keywords : Afro-descendant; identity; prejudice; family; Modernity.

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