Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Black children

“Being the mother of a black girl has brought me many challenges”: In video, entrepreneur laments hearing from daughter how children avoid playing with her


Note from BW of Brazil: This very poignant piece has been touching all that read it for the past week or so. It’s a short piece penned by designer/businesswoman Ana … Continue reading

May 26, 2018 · 4 Comments

“The worst moment of school was when they talked about slavery. I felt humiliated”: The embarrassment of black children in classes about slavery and abolition


If you start your history with slavery then everything else will look like progress ~ John Henrik Clarke Note from BW of Brazil: Reading this story reminded me of a school … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

12-year old adopted black girl is target of racist bullying at three different schools in the city of Belo Horizonte


Note from BW of Brazil: Nothing really outside of the norm in today’s story. A black girl in a vastly white environment who is the victim of racist taunting on … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Police investigate racial discrimination in public day care in nation’s capital region: teacher washed hair of all students except black girl because she had “hard hair”


Note from BW of Brazil: By now most of this blog’s regular readers know that Brazil has a serious racial problem. It’s been well-documented here throughout the existence of this … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

“Beautiful just like you”: teacher wears the same hairstyle as a student who had been told that her hair was ugly


Note from BW of Brazil: You gotta love stories like this on! Brazil needs for more black people in positions of influence to make statements such as the one featured in … Continue reading

March 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

“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 faced my own prejudice and that of society by adopting black children’: white woman comes to terms with the influence of racism in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s an area in which we once again see the Brazilian preference for whiteness and again demonstrates a rejection of blackness and racist tendencies of … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 · 1 Comment