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The social construction of preference and interracial relationships: Black Brazilian women on black Brazilian men and white women

Note from BW of Brazil: Interracial dating and marriage is a frequent topic here on the blog as it is yet another important cog in understanding matters of racial politics, … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Why do black Brazilian men prefer blondes? Part 2

Image taken from Raça Brasil magazine (Continued from Part 1) In the African-American community, particularly in the late 1980s during a quasi-revisiting of the late 60s, early 70s black consciousness era, … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Why do black Brazilian men prefer blondes? Part 1

Image taken from Raça Brasil magazine I still remember the conversation. It was September of the year 2000 and I was kicking it with my new friend, Marcus, a short, light-skinned … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · 11 Comments

Analyzing “palmitagem”: the racist policy of whitening the black population

Note from BW of Brazil: It is an ongoing debate/dialogue/argument among black Brazilians. As more and more people become conscious of the depths of indoctrination in terms of the worship … Continue reading

December 28, 2015

“I grew up without having a black couple that represented me,” says actress Taís Araújo. Starring with real life husband in new series, pair has become a reference for black couples

Note from BW of Brazil: Actress Taís Araújo has been featured or mentioned in a number of previous posts and for good reason. She is perhaps the most accomplished of black … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · 8 Comments

Is the skin color of one’s partner a random choice? A thing of the heart? One woman’s research presented a reality that no one wants to talk about

Note from BW of Brazil: Interracial relationships. Yes, we’ve talked about them before, but the conversation has been expanding for a number of years. With the rise of black consciousness … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · 11 Comments

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day in Brazil – But among the diverse couples in commercials, why is the black woman kissing a mannequin and where are the black couples?

Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil’s media, you just have to see it to believe it! Now I’m sure there will be those people who will leave a message asking … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Freeing one’s mind from the adoration of whiteness: After numerous relationships of sexual exploitation at the hands of white men, woman learns the liberating power of black love

Note from BW of Brazil: The space of relationships is yet another area where we find the challenges that face the Afro-Brazilian community. It is a topic that has been … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 4 Comments

When black male public figures verbally assault black women: Actor crudely insults black women in front of his white following

Note from BW of Brazil: Sad, just really sad! Although today’s post is not necessarily a follow up, it picks from a February 22nd post where we stated “it’s been … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 6 Comments

Are white women “aesthetically superior” to other women? How do standards of femininity affect black women?

Note from BW of Brazil: Today we touch upon a discussion about standards of feminine beauty and popular opinions in the public imagination. Last week, a controversial page on a … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 17 Comments

Why do black soccer players who denounce experiences with racism always seem to have white wives?

Note from BW of Brazil: Before I start this post let me acknowledge the fact that I’m not a huge soccer fan. For me, sports and novelas are simply two … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 17 Comments

A feminist’s personal account of “the privileges of being a white woman”

Note from BW of Brazil: As has been pointed out in various posts on this blog, the normative representation of whiteness as the standard in Brazilian society is simultaneously subtle … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · 5 Comments

The invisibility of black couples in Brazilian novelas: How kissing a black woman in a public square can be a revolutionary act

Note from BW of Brazil: A recent American TV commercial by the US breakfast cereal maker Cheerios caused quite a commotion in online communities. The commercial featured a little girl … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Comments about soccer star’s new white girlfriend show that Brazilians also see a problem

Note from BW of Brazil:Last year, the BW of Brazil blog posted a series of articles on the topic of interracial relationships, specifically those involving black Brazilian men (particularly those … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

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