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  • NerdLifter

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    Jun 16, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    I need some enlightening. I grew up knowing multiple Brazilian families, and I in fact worked for one family in their family owned coffee shop for a couple years.

    One thing I've noticed is that the models and people portrayed in the mainstream media that are "Brazilian" look nothing like the people I've grow up with as a child. Somehow, over the past decade, there appears to be this push for some kind of hyper-Europeanization of the people and their features. I'm not sure if it is selective media or some kind of weird eugenics effort at work in the country, encourage European looks, discourage more classical Brazilian features?

    Could someone explain?
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    Jun 16, 2011 1:51 AM GMT
    Studinprogress saidBrazilian Guys
    *wipes drool from chin...and lap*
    Uh, sorry. The OP was tl;dr. icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 16, 2011 1:51 AM GMT
    Opposite to what most people think, according to what a few friends have told me, there's no stereotypical Brazilian. Generally speaking, as you go south to north, people go from lighter skin to much darker skin. Apparently a lot of it has to do with where many slaves were historically kept (more northward, less southward), the amount of intermarriage between different "races" (european, blacks, native south american) and the amount of segregation (apparently the whiter, european-descendants of the south encouraged less the idea of marriage with non, direct europeans).

    The media, like it tends to do all across the world, shows preferences for individuals that look european, although with hints of "exotic". So all Brazilians tend to look like stereotypical europeans, except with maybe darker hair and a slightly more intense tan.

    According to media, all Brazillians have straight noses, straight black hair, blue or green eyes, and a nice, but not too dark, tan. That's definitely not the average.
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    Jun 16, 2011 1:59 AM GMT
    This is the case in Latin America, on television they always show the whiter people of that country. Watch Mexican televsion, it'll make you believe that Mexico is a white majority country. Brazil, on the other hand is totally mixed, maybe even more mixed than The United States. Would love to go there and handle ;)
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    Jun 16, 2011 4:36 AM GMT
    I'm not quite sure what you mean by classical Brazilian features, as Brazilian features range from blonde hair, blue eyes, and European looks, to the features of the indigenous Amazonians to the largest population of people of Japanese ancestry outside Japan to black skin and kinky hair and everything in between.
    You might want to check out a documentary on PBS called Brazil: A Racial Paradise? http://video.pbs.org/video/1906000944/ It looks into the myth of Brazil's racial harmony. Gates looks at how many of the top Brazilian magazines have people with more European features on their covers as an example that racism still exists in Brazil today.
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    Jun 16, 2011 5:24 AM GMT
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    Jun 16, 2011 5:36 AM GMT
    Bale02 saidOpposite to what most people think, according to what a few friends have told me, there's no stereotypical Brazilian. Generally speaking, as you go south to north, people go from lighter skin to much darker skin. Apparently a lot of it has to do with where many slaves were historically kept (more northward, less southward), the amount of intermarriage between different "races" (european, blacks, native south american) and the amount of segregation (apparently the whiter, european-descendants of the south encouraged less the idea of marriage with non, direct europeans).

    The media, like it tends to do all across the world, shows preferences for individuals that look european, although with hints of "exotic". So all Brazilians tend to look like stereotypical europeans, except with maybe darker hair and a slightly more intense tan.

    According to media, all Brazillians have straight noses, straight black hair, blue or green eyes, and a nice, but not too dark, tan. That's definitely not the average.


    +1 I also find it annoying when people on RJ talk about Brazilians as if they all look the same.
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    Jun 16, 2011 5:40 AM GMT
    There is such a great deal of ethnic diversity in Brazil that's impossible (not to mention pointless) to identify quintessential Brazilian looks. Brazil has received immigrants from all over the world throughout its history, especially during and after European colonization.

    The two Brazilian friends I have look very different from each other. One is of Croatian descent and looks like your typical European person. The other is mixed African and Cantonese.

    There definitely is a tendency in Latin American media to push European features. A great deal of celebrities on TV, movies, magazines, etc, tend to look European, even when White Europeans make up a small percentage of most Latin American populations. White Europeans are indeed an overwhelming majority in countries like Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile. But not the case in the rest of Latin America. It's definitely misleading to have the media portray people that way.
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    Jun 16, 2011 5:49 AM GMT
    There shouldn't be any Flame wars on this Thread unless a bone head finds his way here. I won't name any names. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 16, 2011 5:59 AM GMT
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    O tyeah, that guy is famous
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    Jun 16, 2011 6:03 AM GMT
    Lie everyone here has said... Brazilians are ethnically completely diverse, in fact most of South America is....

    Heres some typical Brazilian terms for mixed people

    "Mulato" = mix African/European
    "Caboclo" = mix European/Indigenous
    "Cafuzo" = mix Indigenous/African

    But the general scope is far more diverse with Japanese, Chinese, Indians, Arabs, all over the continent.. the vast majority of my sibs and cousins are mixtures of over 10 ethnicities!!!
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    Jun 16, 2011 6:05 AM GMT
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    The Brazilian Version of the Electric slide lol
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    Jun 16, 2011 6:50 AM GMT
    Ermine saidI'm not quite sure what you mean by classical Brazilian features, as Brazilian features range from blonde hair, blue eyes, and European looks, to the features of the indigenous Amazonians to the largest population of people of Japanese ancestry outside Japan to black skin and kinky hair and everything in between.
    You might want to check out a documentary on PBS called Brazil: A Racial Paradise? http://video.pbs.org/video/1906000944/ It looks into the myth of Brazil's racial harmony. Gates looks at how many of the top Brazilian magazines have people with more European features on their covers as an example that racism still exists in Brazil today.


    That film was interesting. I always thought that Brazil was a place of racial harmony. I must say it was smart how the government portrayed to the rest of the world the false racial equality. But I always wonder why brazilian portrayed in the media look so european while most of the country is from african and native descent. When I think of brazilians I think of the brown people with the pretty smooth skin.
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    Jun 16, 2011 7:02 AM GMT
    Lenoxx said There shouldn't be any Flame wars on this Thread unless a bone head finds his way here. I won't name any names. icon_biggrin.gif


    Really.. do tell.
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    Jun 16, 2011 7:05 AM GMT
    icon_eek.gif I can't stop watching this:

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    Jun 16, 2011 7:21 AM GMT
    Mostwant3d saidicon_eek.gif I can't stop watching this:

    Hot video of Brazilian danceblockquote>

    Me neither, a great example of hot racial mixes, and hot mixed music and dance icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 16, 2011 8:03 AM GMT
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    Ermine saidI'm not quite sure what you mean by classical Brazilian features, as Brazilian features range from blonde hair, blue eyes, and European looks, to the features of the indigenous Amazonians to the largest population of people of Japanese ancestry outside Japan to black skin and kinky hair and everything in between.
    You might want to check out a documentary on PBS called Brazil: A Racial Paradise? http://video.pbs.org/video/1906000944/ It looks into the myth of Brazil's racial harmony. Gates looks at how many of the top Brazilian magazines have people with more European features on their covers as an example that racism still exists in Brazil today.


    That film was interesting. I always thought that Brazil was a place of racial harmony. I must say it was smart how the government portrayed to the rest of the world the false racial equality. But I always wonder why brazilian portrayed in the media look so european while most of the country is from african and native descent. When I think of brazilians I think of the brown people with the pretty smooth skin.


    My opinion on Brazil is that it's more a case of racial normalisation than racial harmony.

    They are extremely racially aware, they will tell you exactly where a person is from (to their face) based on a person's looks.

    Overall it's a good thing, they talk about race in an honest open fashion.

    In terms of the classic Brazilian, it is not what people think (as the OP said)
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    Jun 16, 2011 9:03 AM GMT
    avex said Ass shaking Brazilian guy icon_biggrin.gif




    eww, the Creeeeeeuuuuu

    (but concerning the guy: nosssaaaa assim voce me mata)
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    Jun 16, 2011 11:17 AM GMT
    Greenhopper saidLie everyone here has said... Brazilians are ethnically completely diverse, in fact most of South America is....

    Heres some typical Brazilian terms for mixed people

    "Mulato" = mix African/European
    "Caboclo" = mix European/Indigenous
    "Cafuzo" = mix Indigenous/African

    But the general scope is far more diverse with Japanese, Chinese, Indians, Arabs, all over the continent.. the vast majority of my sibs and cousins are mixtures of over 10 ethnicities!!!


    So true. Brazil is the TRUE melting pot, and far more in it's melted stages than the U.S. On a side note I have a pet-peeve of people saying "Brazil is hot" and then they post a bunch of Euro-looking people. Bleh. I'll take a Cafuzo any day!
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    Jun 16, 2011 11:34 AM GMT
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    Greenhopper saidLie everyone here has said... Brazilians are ethnically completely diverse, in fact most of South America is....

    Heres some typical Brazilian terms for mixed people

    "Mulato" = mix African/European
    "Caboclo" = mix European/Indigenous
    "Cafuzo" = mix Indigenous/African

    But the general scope is far more diverse with Japanese, Chinese, Indians, Arabs, all over the continent.. the vast majority of my sibs and cousins are mixtures of over 10 ethnicities!!!


    So true. Brazil is the TRUE melting pot, and far more in it's melted stages than the U.S. On a side note I have a pet-peeve of people saying "Brazil is hot" and then they post a bunch of Euro-looking people. Bleh. I'll take a Cafuzo any day!


    O darn, Im not in your league, I qualify for Caboclo icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 16, 2011 6:23 PM GMT
    JB82 said
    Greenhopper saidLie everyone here has said... Brazilians are ethnically completely diverse, in fact most of South America is....

    Heres some typical Brazilian terms for mixed people

    "Mulato" = mix African/European
    "Caboclo" = mix European/Indigenous
    "Cafuzo" = mix Indigenous/African

    But the general scope is far more diverse with Japanese, Chinese, Indians, Arabs, all over the continent.. the vast majority of my sibs and cousins are mixtures of over 10 ethnicities!!!


    So true. Brazil is the TRUE melting pot, and far more in it's melted stages than the U.S. On a side note I have a pet-peeve of people saying "Brazil is hot" and then they post a bunch of Euro-looking people. Bleh. I'll take a Cafuzo any day!


    +1
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    Jun 16, 2011 6:49 PM GMT
    Mostwant3d saidicon_eek.gif I can't stop watching this:



    Niiice!! Beautiful guys! icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 16, 2011 7:47 PM GMT
    Brazilians come in all shapes and colors and they are beautiful.

    However, in most countries, the lighter skinned natives are usually portrayed as most representing a nationality.

    In most South American countries, the main characters in soap operas and newscasts are more caucasian looking. In India, people try to strictly avoid the sun and often apply skin lightening cremes. In some African and Middle Eastern countries. the lighter skinned natives are usually considered the better looking ones. Darker skinned Sicilians are considered less Italian.

    It may have something to do with the idea of associating darker skinned people with manual labor, perhaps working in the hot sun, less educated and poorer.