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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

“Can I take out all my hair and put in blond hair?”, a 3-year old black girl asks her mother – The effects of whiteness on black children

Note from BW of Brazil: If you really want to know how perceptions of race affect people, all you really need to do is talk to the children. Or talk to … Continue reading

June 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Exalting itself the “blackest religion of Brazil”, but with no space for the discussion of black issues, are black identity and Neo-Pentecostal currents incompatible?

Note from BW of Brazil: Yet another trap for Africans and African descendants worldwide. White supremacy has so many weapons that when it doesn’t succeed in dominating black people through … Continue reading

May 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

“Books by whites don’t interest us. Here is the space of appreciation of our own”: Musician creates project to preserve traditions in quilombola community

Note from BW of Brazil: While people continue to believe that Brazil is a country in which the various races form one great, big, happy family, the truth is quite … Continue reading

May 28, 2018 · 1 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

This doesn’t look like ‘Black Bahia’!: Soap opera set in 76% black state presents 87% white cast; campaign presents 53 black actors that could have been cast

Note from BW of Brazil: Let’s get real about this. Brazil is not about change but rather status quo. If it were any other way it wouldn’t be Brazil. Which … Continue reading

May 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

15-year old black teen goes back to school after watching ‘Black Panther’; after dropping out, young man had been surviving shining shoes in a Rio train station

Note from BW of Brazil: The Marvel film Black Panther has become a worldwide phenomenon, grossing over a US$1 billion just weeks after its release. And Brazil has surely been one … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · 3 Comments

After experiencing racism as both guests and hosts, four Afro-Brazilians create Diaspora.Black agency to help black travelers find more welcoming destinations

Note from BW of Brazil: Of course here at BW of Brazil, the focus is on the issue of race as it affects persons of visible African ancestry in Brazil. … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · 4 Comments

Young woman who raised funds to take 210 black children to see ‘Black Panther’ was censured by Facebook for ‘reverse racism’; black Brazilians create other social community to avoid ‘haters’

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s really intriguing to see the things goin’ down in Brazil connected to the release of the film Black Panther (Pantera Negra). Afro-Brazilians have been … Continue reading

March 4, 2018 · 3 Comments

Eugenics in Brazil: In the early 20th century, elites believed racial improvement was only possible with a project favoring predominance of the white race

Note from BW of Brazil: You know, the further you look into Brazil’s past the more you come to realize that the country’s leaders were every bit as committed to … Continue reading

February 27, 2018 · 2 Comments