In Amado’s view as he expresses it  in Tent of Miracles, why is the line between white and black so difficult for the authorities to maintain?

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Amando view, as represented in Tent of Miracles, is that the line between the white Aryan races and the non-white non-Aryan races is hard to maintain because of unacknowledged, secret if your will, miscegenation on a widespread basis. In other words, white and black have propagated children at a rate not fully known nor fully recognized thus the "purity" of Brazilians is difficult to assert and breaks down when family ancestries are traced as in the case of Nilo d’Ávila Argolo de Araújo who turns out to be Archanjo’s relative, though not closely related.