Legislators in Brazil Debate Imposing Strict Racial Quota System on Admissions to State-Operated Universities

New laws before the Brazilian Congress will set aside one half of all places at public universities for students who attended state-run secondary schools. In addition, a proportionate number of places at the state-run universities will be reserved for Afro-Brazilians under the new legislation. About 30 state-run universities in Brazil already have voluntarily imposed quotas in order to increase the number of Afro-Brazilians on campus.