"only Nigeria has a larger Black population than Brazil"
yet when you hear “Brazilian”, is this who you think of?
OK, as a Brazilian I must clarify some stuff.
Yes, we have second largest black population in the world but we also have the largest Italian descent population outside Italia, the largest Lebanese descent population outside Lebanon, the second largest German descent population outside Germany, the largest Japanese descent population outside Japan, the largest Portuguese descent population outside Portugal, the largest Spanish descent population outside Spain, one of the largest Syrian descent population outside Syria.
Oh! And let’s never forget about the Indians: they were here before the Spanish and the Portuguese and the Dutch people (although Netherlands were sort of non-official colonizers) and they are still here.
We are a country built by immigrants and my family is an example of that: on my mother’s side, my granddad is African descendant and my grandma is Dutch descendant, on my father’s side, my granddad is Arab and Portuguese descendant while my grandma was Indian.
FYI, our country is so race-mixed that Brazilian passport is one of the most coveted passports in the black market.
Anyone could pass as a Brazilian.
SO IF YOU THINK ABOUT BRAZILIAN PEOPLE, YOU ARE ALLOWED TO THINK OF ANY RACE.