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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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FERREIRAS, Ricardo Franklin  and  MATTOS, Ricardo Mendes. The afro-brazilian and the debate on the quotas system: a psychosocial view. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2007, vol.27, n.1, pp. 46-63. ISSN 1414-9893.

Based on the discussion about the quotas system for black descendents in the public University, the current article intends to explicit the large amount of arguments that are part of this field on the implementation of this issue, which is a positive way of action, having in mind possible and favorable effects to impose and to construct the Afro-Brazilian identity. In order to achieve this, several articles and press-released material were analyzed. This debate was focused and concentrated either on the favorable and opponent people, in six topics: ethic/judgemental, ethnical, political/assistance, ideological, pedagogical and racial relations. In this matter, the conclusion is that the quotas system debate initiates a new phase of explicit discussion on the racial issue, pushing the afrodescendents to assign a critical and emancipated way to conquer their rights.

Keywords : Afro-Brazilian; Quotas system; Identity; Affirmative actions; Human emancipation.

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