Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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“No white gives the same value to a person of color” because you “carry the DNA of a slave”: Black busineswoman receives racist note in southern Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: So what can be said about today’s post? Well, it’s simply another example from a Brazil in which most people will downplay any racist displays … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · 1 Comment

Journalist who was fired for calling funk singer Ludmilla a monkey on live TV is hired by another top network


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, I told you so! I hate the fact that my prediction turned out to be true, but as we saw in a previous article … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

The perfect crime! In court judgments of cases of racism, 67% of the cases are won by defendants and only 29% by the victims


Note from BW of Brazil: The numbers say it all. I’ve said in a number of past posts that Brazil has a very sufficient form of racism. The news I’m … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Be on the lookout! Two negroes spotted walking on the beach!” – Facebook post by residents of Rio’s richest neighborhood again displays racist sentiments


Note from BW of Brazil: So here we go again! For readers who aren’t familiar with it, Rio de Janeiro has a lloonngg history of discriminating against the city’s poorer, … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Purchased by a slave master in São Carlos, ‘slave breeder’ had more than 200 children and lived for 130 years, says family; search for descendants continues


Note from BW of Brazil: The slavery era in the Americas has had and continues to have an incalculable influence on the descendants of enslaved Africans living in this region … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

“Bonecas Pretas” (black dolls) video by Bahian singer Larissa Luz gives voice to the rising demand for black representation in the toy market


  Note from BW of Brazil: The struggle continues…and voices demanding change, equality and representation also continue to grow! The fact that I have documented for the past five years … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

“I feel like I’ve been sent back to the whipping post!” Black woman lost her place in medical school when white students declared themselves black to take advantage of affirmative action program


Note from BW of Brazil: And on it goes. In recent years, I’ve posted a number of stories relating to the practice of white Brazilians defining themselves as black in … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment