Brazil has always been a very diverse county.   This can make one wonder how the
different cultures get along in their daily life.   In this paper, I will compare and contrast the
different issues of Brazil, including ethnic inequality and dimensions, ethnic stratification,
prejudice and discrimination, assimilation and pluralism and stability and change.   I will then,
compare them to that of the United States racial and ethnic relations.   Through these comparisons
and contrasts, one will see how Brazil is either assisting or suppressing the racial and ethnic
relations within their boundaries.
Brazil is a country located in the east of South America bordering Argentina, Bolivia, and Colombia.   French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.   Its capital is Brasilia. And its climate is tropical and temperate in the south. It has a population of around 184 million people that comprises of an ethnic mixture   made up of whites i.e. Portuguese, Germans, Italians, Spanish and Polish (55%). Mixed white and blacks (39%), blacks (6%) and others (1%)   Eighty percent of the population is predominantly Catholics but the Brazilian religion represents s wide variety of faiths and the Brazilian cultural beliefs uphold the principal of coexisting peacefully with other variations of religions. As is with other parts of the world the family is the basic unit of the society and it’s the most sacred. People tend to honor their families beliefs and nepotism is considered a positive thing. The system of government for the huge country that has area coverage of 8.5 million kilometer squared   -the world’s fifth largest country is federalism with a central government.  
The national language is Portuguese that is spoken by over 95% of the population. With the exception of a few immigrants and the Amerindian groups. Brazil as a country is rich in diversity of culture and ethnicities/groups.   The Portuguese immigrants married the native women resulting...