Black women now the largest group in public universities

Black women make up 28% of the Brazilian population and suffer rampant discrimination, but, today, they comprise the most numerous group in public higher education institutions, reports Folha de S Paulo.

Data from the last Continuous Annual National Household Sample Survey, released in 2019, shows that self-declared black and brown women made up 27% of public higher education students in 2019. Then come white women and men, with 25% each, and black men, with 23%.

The picture differs from 2001, when black women were the third-largest group, representing 19% of university students from public institutions, ahead of only black men (13%).
Full report on the Folha de S Paulo site.