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What is it to be a black man in Brazil? Reaffirming the struggle beyond the dehumanizing stereotypes and subordinate masculinities

Note from BW of Brazil: One of the main questions that have been asked on this blog over the past several years is, “What is it to be a black … Continue reading

July 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Black Skin, White Masks”: Based on Fanon classic, dance company presents spectacular of black dance based on studies of ethno-racial relations in Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil:  Any person who has had any sort of interest in the situation of African descendants living under the domination of Europeans and their descendants has … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Black Consciousness presupposes self-love; self-love presupposes reflecting on being passed over in relationships

Note from BW of Brazil: Well I must say that it is now getting interesting! What I’m speaking on is an increasing number of Afro-Brazilians, normally women, but increasingly men, … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Culture silences racism: Black artists are gaining visibility and occupying spaces in institutions that previously ignored them

Note from BW of Brazil: Well, in reality, I would have to disagree with the title chosen for today’s post. Cultural practices and exhibits may be ways of responding to … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hyper-sexualization and the self-esteem of the black man: The need for the abandonment of a racist fetish

Note from BW of Brazil: Very, very important text here! In numerous past articles, we’ve touched upon the very sensitive issue of the solidão da mulher negra, or the solitude of … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

The incredible case of a black ‘palmiteiro’: He doesn’t want a ‘commitment’, but radically changes his mind when a white woman enters his life

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a dialogue that desperately needs to happen! In Brazil today, the black population is waking up by the hundreds of thousands, realizing and decoding … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · 8 Comments

We need to recognize our ‘palmitagem’, the preference for white skin

Note from BW of Brazil: Yes, it’s a topic that’s been frequently addressed here on this blog. And it’s an ongoing debate, discussion and even argument, but there is still … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · 11 Comments

Analyzing “palmitagem”: the racist policy of whitening the black population

Note from BW of Brazil: It is an ongoing debate/dialogue/argument among black Brazilians. As more and more people become conscious of the depths of indoctrination in terms of the worship … Continue reading

December 28, 2015

Why is the work of black intellectuals ignored in Brazilian universities? Halls of higher learning are yet another example of whitewashing

Note from BW of Brazil: This should actually come as no surprise. As we have consistently documented here on this blog, Afro-Brazilians have been made almost completely invisible in numerous … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 6 Comments

The continued masculization of black women and the media’s effeminization of black men: The view from Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, the origins of today’s post started back in the year 2000 when I saw the sister singing duo Pepê and Neném (twins Potiara de Oliveira … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 4 Comments

Globo TV set to debut series “Sexo e as negas” starring four black women inspired by the series “Sex and the City”

Note from BW of Brazil: Just for clarity, BW of Brazil wishes to clarify that this article DOES NOT represent an endorsement of this new series. It is simply a … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The place where the dream of blacks is to not be black: How racism creates black on black denigration

Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s post is yet another great analysis of how Brazilian society has contributed to the historic manner in which blackness is seen and experienced. Frequently … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Journalist calls black Minister of Racial Equality a tapir; comments speak not only racist idea of “place” but also contradictions of race in Brazil

Note from BW of Brazil: For those of you who don’t really understand the intricacies of how race, racism and racial classification play out in Brazil, the following post is … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 1 Comment