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December 09, 2020
Felipe Luther, 37, a scholarship student at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio (PUC-Rio) who also...
BELFORD ROXO, Brazil
The Wider Image: Scholar by day, street-sweeper by night, one Black man navigates Rio's racial divide...
Felipe Luther, 37, a scholarship student at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio (PUC-Rio) who also works as a street-sweeper, uses his cellphone to take part in an online class for his university, as he has lunch with his stepdaughter Mirella da Silva, 8, at their home in Belford Roxo, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 9, 2020. Brazil's educational inequalities have only grown during the pandemic, as remote classes force students to rely on resources at home, widening a gap between the haves and the have-nots. "For my course, which demands a lot of reading, I need a better computer than the one I got. But some people aren't even given a computer," Luther said, noting the array of challenges for disadvantaged students forced to study from home. "Not all phones are good enough for working, and not everyone has a phone ... or enough internet data to download their readings." REUTERS/Pilar Olivares SEARCH "BLM OLIVARES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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