In Brazil, 17% of richest are black in 2016 ~ WalkBrazil4K Travel Blog

Sunday, January 9, 2022

In Brazil, 17% of richest are black in 2016


NOTE: This article was written in 2016, I am sure that by now the number of rich black people in brazil would have risen to 30% or more

In 2005, black people amounted to 11% of the population, but From 2005 to 2015, the number of black people among the richest Brazilian increased from 11.4% to 17.8%. Nonetheless, the white population is still the majority. Eight out of every ten Brazilians are among the 1% richest portion of the population. On the other hand, among the poorest, three of every four are black. Over half of the Brazilian population (54%) is made up of people who are black or pardo (seen in the same category as “black”). Of every ten people, three are black women.

The data were released Friday (Dec. 2) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in the Summary of Social Indicators – An Analysis of the Living Conditions of the Brazilian Population


According to the IBGE, the figures have to do with education, to which the black population is not given access as easily. In 2015, even though the number of blacks at the university doubled, driven by affirmative actions, a mere 12.8% of them went to university, whereas whites in an undergraduate program reached 26.5% of the total in the same year.



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