Conflict & Justice

Brazil Embraces Affirmative Action With New Law to Boost Racial Diversity at Universities

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Abiodun Akinwole is a student at the Federal University of Sao Luis. (Photo: John Otis)

While the US Supreme Court reviews the constitutionality of considering race in college admissions, Brazil is moving ahead on affirmative action.

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In August, Brazil's president signed a law setting aside half of public university seats for poor or nonwhite students.

John Otis reports from Brazil on what people at the universities are saying about that.