Judge’s Color Makes One Statement, Style Another

Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- In 2003, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva appointed Joaquim Barbosa to Brazil’s Supreme Court, making him the first black Brazilian to serve on the court. Last week, Barbosa accepted the position of president of the court, or chief justice. In Brazil, where Supreme Court sessions are televised, Barbosa has become a national celebrity and a symbol of Brazil’s progress toward racial equality.

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