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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

“You look at his face and don’t know if you hand over your phone or take off your panties”: White women rappers provoke cries of racist stereotypes with recent comments about Hip Hop group


Note from BW of Brazil: You know, if you didn’t know anything about Brazil, you might be surprised that these sort of controversies even happen. I won’t even write too much about today’s post … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

“I want five black women in the top spots”, says Kell Rosan; beauty was only black woman of 27 candidates in recent “Goddess of Brasil” pageant


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, this shouldn’t really be that hard to see. As I’ve been following this sort of thing for years, I could have told this a … Continue reading

January 21, 2018 · 3 Comments

Our stories: The history of quilombo Palmares, one of the greatest stories of black resistance to slavery, is now in comic form in ‘Angola Janga – A history of Palmares’


Note from BW of Brazil: It goes with saying that, in terms of Black History, the story of the great quilombo known as Palmares is one of the greatest. Just to … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 · 3 Comments

Mestiçagem (racial mixture), harmony and whitening: who is afraid of the black man?


Note from BW of Brazil: It is a question that is becoming increasingly important as we analyze the situation of black people in Brazil. Countless black feminists have spoken on … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · 1 Comment

When is blackface not actually blackface? Journalist defends her photo exhibit that digitally blackened the faces of numerous prominent white people


Note from BW of Brazil: HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of Black Women of Brazil’s readers and welcome to 2018! For my first post of 2018, I must take care … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Where are our black superheroes? Inspired by Marvel Comics, Bahian artist turns myths of African Orixás (deities) into superheroes


Note from BW of Brazil: Just like any young boy, I spent a great amount of my time in the fantasy world of the superheroes. It was a regular part … Continue reading

December 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

Is Meghan Markle black? Depends. Do you live in the US or Brazil? (although the two are more similar than one may think): Daniela Gomes breaks it down


Note from BW of Brazil: Ya know, I never intended on touching on this topic of the black American girl who was going to become part of the Royal Family, … Continue reading

December 17, 2017 · 4 Comments

Novela shows the racism practiced by whites and among blacks: Interracial romance of ‘O Outro Lado do Paraíso’ discusses different practices of discrimination


Note from BW of Brazil: Such a simplistic analysis of what’s going on in this novela. But, in reality, I don’t expect much when the topic is Globo TV novelas, … Continue reading

November 30, 2017 · 3 Comments

“Stop talking about racial consciousness and racism will disappear”: Journalist Glória Maria provokes controversy citing Morgan Freeman’s views on race


Note from BW of Brazil: Whenever I get into a discussion with a friend, family member or colleague about whatever topic it may be, and we discover that we have … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · 4 Comments