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Chapter Three: Color-Blind Erotic Democracies by Mind Map: Chapter Three: Color-Blind Erotic
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Chapter Three: Color-Blind Erotic Democracies

Race and Class in Brazil and in United States

North Americans feel more comfortable discussing race than in Brazil

Brazil never had a civil rights movement, In Brazil, there is a not a law against racism, Different words describing race: preto, branco,mulato,escuro, claro,fechado,sarara.

Black Cinderella

Story of Ana Flavia, she was physically beaten for delaying an elevator in a middle class apartment building.

Named Black Cinderella because she was considered an imposter, she was kicked out of the ball, Fry claims that Brazilians are different because they celebrate a 'color blind sexuality.'

Treasure Chest Coup

Light skinned in Favela is thought to have a better chance at jobs than those with darker skin

Seducing Coroas. Fantasy that women in favelas will seduce coroas.

Representations and Commodifications of Black Bodies

Mulata is the one who seduces

Black Women are considered sexy and hot

Brazilian Sexuality

Sexualized Slave, the seductress

Few Brazilians see themselves as racist, Mulata was represented as polygamous sinner with large sexual appetite

Discourses (and silences) on Race

Difficult to talk about sex and race

Difficulty to discuss sex and race results in silence

Hierarchies of Beauty and Social Mobility

A woman overcomes her dark skin by seducing a coroa

Black or African features like flat noses and kinky hair are considered ugly

The Coroa and Idea of Whitening

Souza explored the mental health of afro brazilians

Contradictory feelings regarding body, One on hand they feel exotic because of their dark skin and body, On the other hand,they feel inferior in a white world

Two Kisses

Coroa male gave Goldstein two kisses, yet neglected to give Janaina a kiss