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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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