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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

“But isn’t Brazil a racial democracy?”: Famous interracial couples reveal how they deal with racism in their relationships


Note from BW of Brazil: Always intriguing to read articles such as the one posted below. In relation to interracial relations in Brazil, there are a number of issues that … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · 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 · 14 Comments

The whitening process and transfer of ‘black money’ continues – 76% of Brazil’s World Cup stars marry white women: Is love really color-blind?


Note from BW of Brazil: The origin of how today’s article came out is quite intriguing. In 2013, I was contacted by a London-based Nigerian writer who was doing research … Continue reading

June 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

“I don’t wanna be your friend”: The precarious state of black women’s love lives


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been a topic that’s intrigued me for a number of years. In any social network in which black Brazilians discuss issues that are important … Continue reading

March 24, 2018 · 5 Comments

“I hope that the lives of other blacks can change by watching our characters”: Even being on TV, actors speak about the prejudice they’ve experienced


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the past decade I can say that there have a few positive changes of note in representations of black characters on Brazilian television networks, … Continue reading

December 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Marriage between blacks is a political act”: Kenia Maria discusses her marriage with actor Érico Brás and how blacks are taught to appreciate the “Aryan type”


Note from BW of Brazil: What a pleasant surprise! Sometimes things just work out so perfectly that they seem to be planned. That is the case with today’s post featuring … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · 4 Comments

One woman, passed over in so many ways: Are black men more likely to listen to concerns of black women if they are articulated by white women?


Note from BW of Brazil: The depths of this issue get deeper and deeper with every passing piece on the topic. Just a few days ago, Léo Custódio’s piece and affirmation … Continue reading

January 2, 2017 · 23 Comments

Hyper-sexualization and the self-esteem of the black man: The need for the abandonment of a racist fetish


Note from BW of Brazil: Very, very important text here! In numerous past articles, we’ve touched upon the very sensitive issue of the solidão da mulher negra, or the solitude of … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

“Next time, be born white! You have a complex because of being born mulata with hard hair!” Woman is verbally assaulted on Rio beach by middle-aged white woman, a Hitler supporter


Note from BW of Brazil: More from the land of “we Brazilians aren’t racists!” Today’s latest example of unbridled, in your face racism is not at all shocking to me … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 19 Comments

Why do black women blame black men for wanting white women when they too worship white men? We, as black people, have ALL been conditioned!


Note from BW of Brazil: Alright, so it’s getting hot! Past posts on the topic of so many prominent black Brazilian men in relationships or married to white women are often … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · 25 Comments

We need to recognize our ‘palmitagem’, the preference for white skin


Note from BW of Brazil: Yes, it’s a topic that’s been frequently addressed here on this blog. And it’s an ongoing debate, discussion and even argument, but there is still … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · 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