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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
Note from BW of Brazil: Well actually, we’ve known this for quite some time. I mean, if you haven’t figured out that Brazil doesn’t accept blackness as a representation of … Continue reading
Does black love exist? In Brazil, miscegenation and interracial love relationships are always praised; where does that leave black couples?
Note from BW of Brazil: It was the kiss that blew up in black Brazilian social media. Back in February, João Alves de Assis Silva, better known as simply Jô, a … Continue reading
“She has the face of a maid”: Black Miss Brasil suffers verbal offenses, but this has nothing to with race, right?
Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, there’s really nothing to see here. It’s just Brazil being Brazil. We’ve seen this time and time again so I’m not posting today’s … Continue reading
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
“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
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
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