Whites are the minority in Brazil, accounting for less than half the country’s population, yet they control most of the country’s wealth.
Afro-Brazilians claim racism and a centuries-old system have excluded them from higher-paying positions in society, but things have been changing. Brazil has had affirmative action for a decade, helping boost black Brazilian enrollment in colleges.
Still, Afro-Brazilians say more work is needed. And some have started a business movement to sell goods and services to other Afro-Brazilians.
Correspondent Gerry Hadden went to Rio de Janeiro to find out more.