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‘My vote will be Black’ – A wave of Afro-Brazilian women ran for office in 2020 but found glass ceiling hard to break

Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Messages urging Afro-Brazilians to support Black candidates filled social media in the days before Brazil’s Nov. 15, 2020 elections. “Do not forget your masks, your identification, a pen and that you are BLACK!!!” “This Sunday my vote will be Black.” People of African descent make up 56% of Brazil’s population and just 17.8% of its Congress. But Black political participation is surging in Brazil, especially in local government. Some 250,840 Black Brazilians ran for city

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