Here in Brazil to get in a University you have to pass on an exam called vestibular. The vestibulares at the public universities(the free ones) are pretty hard, specially for the most desired courses(e.g.: med school, law school, engeneering, etc). Next week I'll make the exam for the Rio de Janeiro State University. However, my chances of beign are approved are close to zero, simply because Im white! More than 50% of the students of that university must be black or mixed. There is also a percentage reserved for people who studied at public schools(I didnt, they suck big time in Brazil) The black-rights NGOs that support this claim that the white population of Brazil has a debt with the black population that must be paid. Since I didnt enslave anyone, I dont think I have a debt. I also think that this is offensive to blacks, because it implies that black people cannot compete with the whites and need external help. I know that affirmative action exists in many countrys around the globe and would like to know what the OT posters think of this.