Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Athayde Motta

New film, Raça (race), presents blacks as the central theme in the fight for racial equality and makes history in Brazilian cinema


Film produced by Joel Zito Araújo is in theaters all over Brazil. (See trailer, with English subtitles and a description at bottom of article) Please see the blog’s original coverage … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

“The Brazilian school system is fundamental in the reproduction of racism.”


  Executive-Director of the Fundo Baobá para Equidade Racial (Baobá Fund for Racial Equality) analyzes 10 years of Federal Law 10.639/2003, that mandates the study of African, Afro-Brazilian and indigenous … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Afro-Brazilians suffer ‘institutionalized discrimination’ in health services, says director of NGO


Besides having less access to health care than whites, the black population also suffers from an”institutionalized discrimination” in public health services in the country, according to the director of the … Continue reading

January 29, 2012 · Leave a comment