January 12, 2009

The Obama effect around the world

Right after Barak Obama won the election in November 2008, minority groups in Brazil pointed out that maybe it was time for black Brazilians to have their rights respected in Brazil. Needless to say, just days after the Brazilian elite -- mostly white or at least light skinned -- were praising the election of Obama, they were sweating bullets that they might have to start sharing more power with minorities within their own country thanks to Obama.

And where did we ever see this reported in the USA? No where that I saw.

Until now.

NPR started a three-part series on minorities in other countries and their struggles for equal rights.

Part one aired today (1/12/09) Read and hear the first installment here.

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