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Popular variety show guest Luane Dias target of racist comments; second time in less than a week that pejorative comments come from another black person


Note from BW of Brazil: When I first set out to create a blog about black Brazilian women for the English-speaking world, I also knew that it would be important … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

“If I don’t see myself, I don’t buy”: Photo of black girl on representation receives barrage of racist comments; girl compared to monkey & accused of ‘playing the victim’


Note from BW of Brazil: Wow, wow, WOW! According to a mythology that has existed for since at least the 1930s, one would believe that racist sentiments, comments and heated … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Racism at 30,000 feet! Members of youth group targets of racist comments on flight; airline employees interrogate group after they protest


Note from BW of Brazil: Wow…just wow! Brazil can’t manage to overcome racism even at 30-40,000 feet off of the ground! In reality, there’s nothing surprising about this. After all, … Continue reading

December 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Actress Cris Vianna is the target of racist comments on the internet


Note from BW of Brazil: The facts and nothing but the facts. Using the internet and social networks to express racist sentiments is nothing new; here, we are simply reporting … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

26 year old Márcia Regina Campos wins ‘Most Beautiful Black Woman of Rio Grande do Sul’ contest; criminal investigation initiated after she is target of racist comments


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s November, the time of the year in which the Month of Black Consciousness is celebrated. As such, the month will be full of sorts … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

“I don’t like this race, period. Black and poor only gives displeasure”: After pageant, black models victims of racist comments on social network


Note from BW of Brazil: As we’ve seen in numerous previous posts, the internet and particularly social networks are havens for people to vent their racist views. While most would … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Woman from the state of Pernambuco is the victim of racist comments on social network


Note from BW of Brazil: A few days ago we posted a story about a recent black empowerment march in the northeastern state of Pernambuco. The march was specifically organized … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

After posting photo on Facebook, black woman is pelted with a barrage of racist comments!


Note from BW of Brazil:I will say this about social networks. The traditional Brazilian modus operandi is to deny the existence of racism even in the face of overwhelming evidence. … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · 6 Comments

“Black is no good”: Students denounce racist comments by teacher; educator says comments were distorted but then quits job


Note from BW of Brazil: Another day, another racist incident and another denial of racism. Just to be fair, this story must still be categorized as an “allegation” as there … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Police identify 50 people responsible for racist comments against interracial couple online


Note from BW of Brazil: Last week we brought you a story about an interracial couple who, after posting their photo on a social network, were the target of a … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

After World Cup loss, Argentine fans post racist comments about Brazilians in social networks


Note from BW of Brazil: The 2014 World Cup may be officially over, but the long time “war”/rivalry between Brazil and its South American neighbor, Argentina, will apparently live on. … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 8 Comments

“Since you became a black militant, it’s very difficult to talk to you!”: How racial consciousness changes the way one sees the world


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s actually a very common story. There are possibly millions of black Brazilians who have long believed or still believe that Brazil has no racial … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Good for entertainment but not more serious presentations: On Brazilian television, only 3.7% of the hosts are black, says research


  Note from BW of Brazil: Well as we can see, some things change extremely slowly if not at all. Journalism is one of those fields, of the many in … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

10 racist phrases that black women hear (either denouncing racism or being accused of whining)


Note from BW of Brazil: Of course, as black women can attest, racist comments and questions are plentiful in Brazil. But there are some that are so common that if you … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · 9 Comments