Brazil and the United States are not as different as you might think. Brazil also has a lot of different states, 27 to be exact. And is a larger country than the mainland US.
Yes, racism varies, but the cultural basis is basically the same. I've heard people from California, Washington, New York, Florida and Texas use the terms "black neighborhoods" and "black culture". That's what I'm saying.
About the USA becoming a warfaring country, that actually might be the case, I didn't think of that possibility. But still, that would only explain racism against Asian people.
I don't exactly know what your point is with that last line, but that is true to Brazil too.
I mean, the origin of the racism is clear to me. People were extremely racist in the times when slavery was permitted by law. My question is why both countries went in so opposite directions. While the US seemed to keep the division, Brazil gave birth to new ethnicities and incorporated the pre-existing ones as one unified country.
For me, it only seems fair that the wars the US has been involved on would actually unite people from different ethnicities in favor of one common purpose, but it didn't seem to work that well.
I don't know anything about Brazil other than easy stats.
The richness comment is just an example of how different USA is to Brazil. Brazilians aren't USA rich, no country is until China catches up but even then.
Brazil may be bigger than mainland USA, but USA has more population and more geographical differences. Brazil is mostly eastern urban with rainforest areas. While USA has west and eastern urban and things like rural midwest, mountainous, tropical-esque florida, snowy north etc.
Civil Rights in USA wasn't until 1960s with blatant racism. People still live from those times. (Idk about Brazil)
USA is/has been ~80% white, Brazil is properly mixed.
Brazil rich clearly isn't USA rich, but USA poor isn't Brazil poor too. There's no way to measure this exactly, but I'd say the discrepancies are basically the same.
USA has a larger population than Brazil, but that's largely due to the number of huge cities in the country, not because of the geographical variety. Brazil basically has Rio and São Paulo as huge cities. And even then, Brazil is still the 6th most populous country in the world.
No, USA doesn't have more geographical differences than Brazil. And no, Brazil isn't mostly eastern urban with rainforest areas. Brazil has: In the northwest, small isolated cities and rainforest (the Amazon, the only place where there is still rainforest in Brazil). In the northeast, rural desert-like areas (the Caatinga, first image). In the center-west, rural marshy areas (the Pantanal). In the center-east, an eastern urban megalopolis (Rio-São Paulo, second image) and tropical beaches in the coast. In the south, big cities and mountainous/snowy areas (third image).
When you consider the Brazilian military dictatorship, Brazilian people only started to have the civil rights as we know today after 1985. Racism in the US was much worse, but why was it?
Yeah, I know the US is mostly comprised of white people. So was Brazil in the 19th century. My question is: Why didn't the USA population get mixed as did the Brazilian? If it had gotten mixed, racism probably wouldn't be so embedded in the culture.