Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Suspect of racial insults against actors’ African daughter is a 14-year old black girl; case highlights the necessity of the re-education of the black community


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, another surprise, but again, not shocking. It may be true that the vast majority of material on this blog that deals with racism, racist … Continue reading

January 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

TV host fired after calling black singer a ‘monkey’ on the air; singer and TV network both issue statements


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, I have to admit, I am a bit surprised at how quick this situation was taken care of. In all honesty, I thought this … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · 4 Comments

Consultant Patrícia Santos de Jesus explains how companies that include minorities understand the customer better and gain more market share


Note from BW of Brazil: As loyal readers of this blog know, the issue of racism in Brazilian society is a major theme covered on this blog. And this topic continues … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

“You look like someone who has good sex”: Can the black man be allowed to enjoy full humanity without extinguishing certain stereotypes?


Note from BW of Brazil: Reading today’s post brought to mind a conversation I had with a friend, also a black man, several years ago. In that conversation, I mentioned … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Record TV host calls black funk singer Ludmilla a monkey on live TV


Note from BW of Brazil: Nothing really surprising here. Just more from the land of “we are all equal”. This incident is only noteworthy because it happened on live television. … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

The color of punishment: Female prisoners in nation’s capital increased 3,242% since 2007; black women are 81% female prisoners but only 52%of female population


Note from BW of Brazil: If you’ve been paying attention to the news concerning Brazil’s prison system as of late, you know that saying that authorities have a major problem … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

24 white students expelled from federal university after defining themselves as black to enter school’s medical program


Note from BW of Brazil: One of the results, perhaps expected, of the consequences of Brazil’s experiment of the racial quotas system to increase the presence of black students in … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · 2 Comments