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Why are light brown skinned ‘pardos’ of obvious mixed race preaching white supremacy in a Neo-Nazi skinheads group in São Paulo?


Note from BW of Brazil: You know, as I watched this story on the sensationalist ‘news’ program Brasil Urgente on the Band TV network last Friday, several things popped into … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

Summer camp for black children provokes outrage; parents angered by ‘exclusion of white children’: Why do these people never challenge white supremacy?


Note from BW of Brazil: In today’s post we feature an excellent example of how racism and white supremacy is maintained in Brazil while citizens and leaders of the country insidiously … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · 6 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

Dear white people: wearing an anti-racism t-shirt won’t change the system of white supremacy – TV host seems to have forgotten the years of whiteness on her show


Note from BW of Brazil:This always amazes me. I won’t attempt to point out all reactions and types of white people in terms of the race question because there are … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · 5 Comments

Colorism – another weapon in the arsenal of white supremacy: what it is and how it works


Note from BW of Brazil: Racism in the land that would later be known as Brazil has existed perhaps since the colonization of the land by the Portuguese. And even … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Charlottesville is also in Brazil? In terms of race, why does the white Brazilian think he is any different from the white American?


Note from BW of Brazil: I’ve been saying this for some time. Even if you haven’t done a lot of research on the issue of race and racism in Brazil, … Continue reading

August 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

“History shows that black women will always be willing to fight against injustice”, says militant Nilma Bentes, an organizer of the Black Women’s March


Note from BW of Brazil: I know from time to time, newer readers of this blog may scratch their heads and struggle to understand why certain aspects of the black … Continue reading

August 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

July 25th: Event marks the International Day of Latin American and Caribbean Black Women in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul


Note from BW of Brazil: Hard to believe, but it’s July 25th once again, and as always, we commemorate the International Day of Latin American and Caribbean Black Women. Some may … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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 woman denounces attempt to kidnap her daughter; woman needed to prove she was her child’s mother because the little girl looks white


Note from BW of Brazil: This has got to be one of the strangest cases I’ve come across in some time! In reality, in Brazil, it is very common that … Continue reading

July 9, 2017 · 5 Comments

‘Bleach bath’, clothes pins on the nose and ‘black monkey’: Study exposes racism in interracial families debunking one of Brazil’s greatest myths


Note from BW of Brazil: “How can we be racist? Our families are so mixed.” This is a typical statement one will hear when having a conversation about how racism … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · 3 Comments

Netflix series ‘Dear White People’ (Cara Gente Branca) winning over new fans in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: This is my second feature here discussing the Netflix series Dear White People and its availability on the Brazilian market. It’s intriguing to see that … Continue reading

June 3, 2017 · 3 Comments

The final pillar of the debunked ‘racial democracy’? Post-doctorate research project exposes racism and racial hierarchies within interracial families


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, I don’t know why this research would come as a surprise to anyone who has studied the issues of race and racism in … Continue reading

May 31, 2017 · 5 Comments