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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

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 · 18 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 · 19 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

“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