Advances in Applied Sociology

Volume 6, Issue 11 (November 2016)

ISSN Print: 2165-4328   ISSN Online: 2165-4336

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Racism in Health Services in Brazil

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DOI: 10.4236/aasoci.2016.611027    1,456 Downloads   2,161 Views  


This article discusses racial prejudices and discrimination in perceptions, attitudes and practices among health personnel in the municipality of Camaçari. The survey’s methodology included racist statements in questionnaires distributed to 634 health workers, as well as socio-determinants of health, family and work characteristics. Results indicate how masked racism is reproduced through ambiguous attitudes and practices; the feeling that speaking about race/color would create a racist conflict, supposing that it does not exist, and resistance against accepting the need to correct injustices and promoting affirmative policies.

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Gomes, C. (2016) Racism in Health Services in Brazil. Advances in Applied Sociology, 6, 363-374. doi: 10.4236/aasoci.2016.611027.

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