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In US, TV host fired for racist comment; for Brazilian host known for racist jokes, it’s business as usual!


Note from BW of Brazil: Yet another great example of how two countries deal with racism. Recently, a popular host on a US-based Hispanic audience TV network was fired for … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

Popular white comedian offers black man bananas to forget about his racist jokes: Racism ingrained in Brazilian society


Note from BW of Brazil: Although this blog has only existed for almost 25 months, one of its goals has been to expose the deeply ingrained racist beliefs, attacks and … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

“Who will defend our children against whiteness?”: How racist school experiences interfere with the positive self-images of black children


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the course of my experiences in Brazil, I have known quite a few people who would be classified as white anywhere in the world. … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 · 4 Comments

Is there a double standard on beauty and “big hair”? Recent reactions to a black woman not being able to secure employment due to her hair seem to suggest yes


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s quite obvious that Brazil doesn’t like natural, cabelo crespo (kinky/curly) hair. It should be quite obvious by now. Recently, a beautiful, dark-skinned woman appeared … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

A masculine status: The social obligation of the Brazilian man to show off a white wife with whom to start a family


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, this really isn’t too hard to pick up on. If one were to hang out with enough Brazilian men and pay close attention, … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

The perfect crime! In court judgments of cases of racism, 67% of the cases are won by defendants and only 29% by the victims


Note from BW of Brazil: The numbers say it all. I’ve said in a number of past posts that Brazil has a very sufficient form of racism. The news I’m … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Still not forgotten: Singer and others still blasting medal winning gymnast for his racist past; reaction shows rising militancy of black Brazilians


Note from BW of Brazil: And now for the story that has only gotten bigger since gymnast Arthur Nory Mariano took was awarded a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

Brazilian art still doesn’t know how to deal with black people, says writer Ana Maria Gonçalves


Note from BW of Brazil: You know, sometimes when you analyze a situation long enough and catch the vibe of what the people are feeling, you can kinda feel a huge … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

When discussing racism, why does the media never question the racist? Globo TV exploits the emotional vulnerability of black children to ‘combat’ racism


Note from BW of Brazil: Infuriated. That’s the word that about captured my mood as I watched a segment on Globo TV’s annual “Criança Esperança” fund-raising program.  Last Sunday, a … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · 5 Comments

The maintenance of white supremacy: After filing a lawsuit against the on air racist comment of a TV host, funk singer is banned from TV network


Note from BW of Brazil: Let’s be real. Brazil has a very peculiar manner of dealing with racism. In fact, one could argue it blatantly upholds the practices and ideals … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · 3 Comments

Black pride! 4-year old blows up internet striking back against prejudice – “It’s not a wig; I’m black!”


Note from BW of Brazil: This is such a cool story and the kind that we love to share on this blog. As recent as the 80s and 90s, it … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

‘But my father’s black!’: After making a video wearing blackface, blond You Tuber tries to justify herself and makes the situation worse


Note from BW of Brazil: Ah, Brazil Brazil! At it again huh? Yet another Brazilian adds to the recent obsession of wearing blackface to make jokes. As this surge in … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · 4 Comments

Bad hair or bad hair day? Singer clarifies his statement that many interpreted as racist; black fan steps forward in defense


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so today’s feature is a follow up to a recent controversy involving the comment of a singer in boy band posted a few days … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

For law professor Adilson José Moreira, “In Brazil, we have the idea that blacks are inherently inferior”


Note from BW of Brazil: There are at least three ways that people can deny the existence of racism that permeates throughout the whole of Brazilian society. 1) A person … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment