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For the First Time in Brazil, Blacks are the Majority in Public Universities

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2018, for the first time, black students (black or mulatto) constituted a majority - 50.3 percent - of all students enrolled in Brazil's public higher education institutions.

The data is included in the Social Inequalities by Color or Race study, released on Wednesday, November 13th, by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

The mark was achieved despite the lower secondary and higher education completion rates recorded among blacks.

However, blacks were still under-represented in public higher education, as they are the majority of the population (55.9 percent). The data corroborate the . . .

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