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NUNES, Sylvia da Silveira. Racism in Brazil: attempts of disguise of an explicit violence. Psicol. USP [online]. 2006, vol.17, n.1, pp. 89-98. ISSN 0103-6564. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-65642006000100007.
The black slavery in Brazil brought deep marks for the contemporary society. The present ambiguity in the post-abolition - to the black the right is not denied of being free, but it is denied conditions worthy of life, repeating a lot of times, similar logics with the slavery - of some form it persists nowadays through racists practices, explicit or not. In the present article, the origins of the Brazilian racism are analyzed through reflections about the racial relationships after the end of the slavery. The focus of the analysis is the scientific speech legitimated by the import of European racial theories in the beginning of the century XX and his appropriation for the Brazilian intellectuals, specifically, for in analysis of doctor Raimundo Nina Rodrigues' work. The justified racism for the science was the form of maintaining the treatment inequality among whites and black, on that historical moment. That inequality can still be observed in the days today. For such, the forms of expression of the current racism are discussed.
Keywords : Prejudice; Racial and ethnic relations; Social issues.