Black Women of Brazil

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Still not forgotten: Singer and others still blasting medal winning gymnast for his racist past; reaction shows rising militancy of black Brazilians


Note from BW of Brazil: And now for the story that has only gotten bigger since gymnast Arthur Nory Mariano took was awarded a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · 3 Comments

Racism and the tale of two athletes: one, a multiple first place winner, black, not on Brazil’s Olympic team; the other, mediocre, (off) white and on the team


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a question many of us have pondered since the Rio Olympics Games began a week ago: Where is Ângelo Assumpção? For those of you who … Continue reading

August 12, 2016 · 10 Comments

Welcome to Rio2016 Olympics! Afro-Brazilians and favela culture conquer the world with a dazzling display at the Opening Ceremony!


Note from BW of Brazil: Well unless you were sleeping, unconscious or simply not interested, you know that the long anticipated 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro started off with … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · 9 Comments

“A black man? From Africa? A doctor??”: A hard-hitting testimony of an African medical student in Rio de Janeiro about racism in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: So, some Brazilians, black and white, may still being in denial of just how deep racism is ingrained in the fabric of the society, but … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · 4 Comments

Summer camp for black children provokes outrage; parents angered by ‘exclusion of white children’: Why do these people never challenge white supremacy?


Note from BW of Brazil: In today’s post we feature an excellent example of how racism and white supremacy is maintained in Brazil while citizens and leaders of the country insidiously … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · 6 Comments

Is this how to fight racism? Unsuspecting black children, a silent black woman, a white men with good intentions and the invisible racist?


Note from BW of Brazil: In today’s piece, we re-visit a controversial presentation presented by Brazil’s top television network Rede Globo. A few weeks back, during the networks yearly fund-raising effort … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

“In Brazil it’s normal to be racist, abnormal is to fight against it”


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s something we’ve pointed out in a number of previous posts here on the blog. There is nothing new about racism in Brazil; but what … Continue reading

July 5, 2016 · 3 Comments
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