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A million ways to be racist; choose one – Black lawyer barred from entering a club because of “looking like a security guard”


Note from BW of Brazil: Ya know, even covering racism in Brazil as much as I do, I am still sometimes amazed at how many ways this social illness manifests … Continue reading

July 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

“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

Actor Bruno Gagliasso files a complaint for racist offenses against his daughter; two-year adopted from South Africa was the target of insults on the internet


Note from BW of Brazil: So what else is new? Another case of “we Brazilians aren’t racists” in which the internet was used to spread racist sentiments against the African … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · 3 Comments

10 black women psychologists who fight for a world free of racism


Note from BW of Brazil: “Racism? Oh, that’s a thing in the heads of black people!” “Oh, that’s just another form of mimimi (whining) by blacks who don’t want to … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Supermarket chain ordered to pay worker $500,000; black woman was humiliated by racist taunts of co-worker for 6 months and company did nothing


Note from BW of Brazil: So here’s yet another one from the “we Brazilians aren’t racists” archive! What really spoke to me about today’s case was what managers and other … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

“Many see a monkey, I see Aladdin’s best friend”: Father apologizes after dressing his black son as Abu from Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ cartoon


Note from BW of Brazil: Hmm, OK, so how should we file this? Should we label it under “we Brazilians aren’t racists”? The “difficulty of Brazilians admitting racist gaffes”? The … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · 11 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

How racism is continuously perpetuated in Brazilian society and its effects on black people


Note from BW of Brazil: As even a recent New York Times article recognized, Brazil is a country that is in denial over the severity of racism in the country. … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · 6 Comments

Latest example of racism in futebol: Opposing team’s fan calls black goalie a monkey; caught on camera, woman loses her job


Note from BW of Brazil: I can hear the denial loud and clear: “We Brazilians aren’t racists.” This was the title of a book after all. This after about seven … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 7 Comments

“It had to be a black”: Brazilians use racist insults after player’s error in opening World Cup match


Note from BW of Brazil: You really have to love the internet. Well, not always…The World Wide Web can be both a blessing and a curse depending on how its … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 4 Comments