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Can we finally put this fallacious phrase to rest? These seven women explain why it is racist to say that “we are all equal” in a society that is so unequal in terms of race


Note from BW of Brazil: It is a phrase that this writer has rallied against for some time now. The utterance of this phrase in response, usually to yet another … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

Do Brazilians really believe ‘we are all equal’?: Video shows different reactions to almost identical photos with the only difference being skin color


Note from BW of Brazil: How many more examples do need proving how perceptions of race function in Brazilian society? I mean, we’ve seen hundreds of academic studies, we’ve heard … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

Do Brazilians really believe that “we are all equal”? Actress Taís Araújo is latest victim of racist attacks on the internet


Note from BW of Brazil: If this were a criminal investigation, perhaps we would title it “The Latest from the Land of Racial Democracy, Exhibit 7,349,621”. To get right to … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

After assault on journalist at ritzy hotel in Salvador, Bahia, blond tells black union worker, he “belongs to an inferior race and shouldn’t even be there”


Note from BW of Brazil: So let me start again by asking, does anyone still believe that Brazilians think “we are all equal”? If you do, I can recommend some … Continue reading

May 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

“I do not mix my blood with sh*t”, “(My son) is beautiful and white!”, “”I’m not interested in people that never get to my skin tone”: In northeast, dentist jailed after numerous denouncements of racism


Note from BW of Brazil: So today I’m posting the other headline-making racist incident that I referenced in a previous post. Again, I don’t always post cases of racist incidents … Continue reading

May 8, 2018 · 4 Comments

“She doesn’t represent the gaúcha woman (who) is white and beautiful, not black”: Contestant in beauty contest target of comments questioning her participation


Note from BW of Brazil: Oh well, here we go again. Over the years I’ve covered quite a few of these beauty contests that take place in Brazil. I’ve seen … Continue reading

April 1, 2018 · 3 Comments

Since 2011, Brazilian purchases of American sperm for artificial insemination has increased by 3,000%; 95% chose white male donors, 51% chose men with blue eyes


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, well, what have we here but more evidence of what I’ve been pointing out since the debut of this blog? A recent article from … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Do voices have color? Controversy arises after activists discover that vast majority of voice overdub actors of ‘Black Panther’ film are white


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s amazing how many intriguing developments and details are coming out, all connected to the release of the blockbuster film Black Panther (Pantera Negra) in … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · 3 Comments

Black students learn less when we don’t believe in their potential – How some schools are improving grades by raising self-esteem of black children and teens


Note from BW of Brazil: Understanding the Brazilian education system is a key element to understanding how structural racism continuously undermines the black population. Of course, study after study after … Continue reading

January 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Black woman with degree in fashion seeks job vacancies and denounces prejudice of public servant in Joinville: ‘We don’t have anything for cleaning services’


Note from BW of Brazil: What’s the moral of today’s story? It’s very simple. In Brazil, regardless of what educational background a black woman has she will always be seen … Continue reading

January 7, 2018 · 2 Comments

“You’re black! You can’t afford it!”: A music executive and actress demonstrate, once again, that be it America or Brazil, black people are treated the same


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s so funny to me that, for decades, Brazilians have insisted that racist absurdities only happen in the United States, even with the vast amount … Continue reading

December 9, 2017 · 5 Comments

December 3, 1977: Roseli da Silva was barred from entering a club in the city of Mogi das Cruzes; she became 1st recorded case of racism in the city


Note from BW of Brazil: 40 years. Four decades. That’s the amount of time that has passed since the city of Mogi das Cruzes recorded its first case of racism. … Continue reading

December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Minister of Human Rights at center of controversy after saying her monthly R$33,000 salary is equal to ‘slave work’: “How will I eat, drink and put on shoes?”


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes I really have to wonder what goes on in the minds of black elites. I mean, some of the things they say and do make … Continue reading

November 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Black is beautiful”…for wiping your ass??? Toilet paper company faces backlash after appropriating iconic slogan representing black pride to sell black toilet paper


Note from BW of Brazil: Wow, just…WOW! Ya know, I heard about this story from my friend Daniela Gomes’ Twitter feed. At the time I didn’t know what she was … Continue reading

October 28, 2017 · 5 Comments