While the United States’ long standing affirmative action practices at universities are being met with criticism, debate and court room battles, Brazil is taking steps to close the gap in education and income equality among the races by putting new policies in place. “Brazil’s government has enacted one of the Western Hemisphere’s most sweeping affirmative action laws, requiring public universities to reserve half of their admission spots for the largely poor students in the nation’s public schools and vastly increase the number of university students of African descent across the country…” Check out the NewYorkTimes.com…..