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CAMINO, Leoncio et al. Discursive repertoires contemporaries on the racial inequalities in Brazil: a study with postgraduate students from Paraíba. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2013, vol.25, n.1, pp.113-122. ISSN 1807-0310.

This research evaluated graduate students discourses about nature of racial differences, their social consequences and the related psycho-social factors in an exploratory qualitative and quantitative study, with 19 graduate students of psychology and 15 of Economic Law. It was verified that the analyzed speeches had been organized in three classes: (1) differences exist and are genetic; (2) exclusion processes use phenotypic traces as differentiation criterion; (3) differences does not exist. We can observe that the first type of speech condemns the claims by black movement, specially university quotes and their politic autonomy; the second one, more frequent in politicized students, is favorable to these claims; the last one collect negative, positive and interrogative answers in relation to the cited aspects. The results evidence discursive repertoires that deny or naturalize the racial inequalities: expresses adverse positions to black population claims, rationalizing this position as not prejudiced.

Keywords : Discursive repertoires; racism; prejudice.

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