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The social construction of preference and interracial relationships: Black Brazilian women on black Brazilian men and white women

Note from BW of Brazil: Interracial dating and marriage is a frequent topic here on the blog as it is yet another important cog in understanding matters of racial politics, … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Why do black Brazilian men prefer blondes? Part 2

Image taken from Raça Brasil magazine (Continued from Part 1) In the African-American community, particularly in the late 1980s during a quasi-revisiting of the late 60s, early 70s black consciousness era, … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Why do black Brazilian men prefer blondes? Part 1

Image taken from Raça Brasil magazine I still remember the conversation. It was September of the year 2000 and I was kicking it with my new friend, Marcus, a short, light-skinned … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · 10 Comments

When black male public figures verbally assault black women: Actor crudely insults black women in front of his white following

Note from BW of Brazil: Sad, just really sad! Although today’s post is not necessarily a follow up, it picks from a February 22nd post where we stated “it’s been … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 6 Comments

Are white women “aesthetically superior” to other women? How do standards of femininity affect black women?

Note from BW of Brazil: Today we touch upon a discussion about standards of feminine beauty and popular opinions in the public imagination. Last week, a controversial page on a … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 14 Comments

Why do black soccer players who denounce experiences with racism always seem to have white wives?

Note from BW of Brazil: Before I start this post let me acknowledge the fact that I’m not a huge soccer fan. For me, sports and novelas are simply two … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 16 Comments

A feminist’s personal account of “the privileges of being a white woman”

Note from BW of Brazil: As has been pointed out in various posts on this blog, the normative representation of whiteness as the standard in Brazilian society is simultaneously subtle … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · 5 Comments

The invisibility of black couples in Brazilian novelas: How kissing a black woman in a public square can be a revolutionary act

Note from BW of Brazil: A recent American TV commercial by the US breakfast cereal maker Cheerios caused quite a commotion in online communities. The commercial featured a little girl … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Comments about soccer star’s new white girlfriend show that Brazilians also see a problem

Note from BW of Brazil:Last year, the BW of Brazil blog posted a series of articles on the topic of interracial relationships, specifically those involving black Brazilian men (particularly those … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

Blond ambition: the Brazilian Media’s Manufacturing of the white woman as standard of beauty and the place of black women

Top row: Sabrina Sato, Luciana Gimenez, Angélica, Eliana Bottom row: Renata Fan, Amanda Françoso, Patrícia Poeta “In a society aesthetically governed by a white paradigm…the lightness or whiteness of the … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 13 Comments

Why is the black woman seen as a sex object?

Photo: “Black women are not meat” Simple, thought-provoking and straight to the point post by Brazilian journalist Carol Patrocínio. In this piece, she touches on many of the same topics discussed … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · 3 Comments

White female soccer fans on dating black players: "If he weren’t a player, I’d stay with my little white guy"

Soccer superstar Ronaldinho Gaúcho “O homem negro é melhor aceito como par quando tem status superior ao da esposa branca, o que serve para “compensar” a diferença entre os dois.” “The … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 14 Comments

Sexual connotations associated with the Brazilian black man and "mulata" woman: positive images or dehumanizing stereotypes?

Nielson Silva and Monica Rangel   In modern day Brazil, the power and economic structure is dominated primarily by men of a European phenotype or something close to it. On television, … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · 34 Comments

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