Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

What is it to be a black man in Brazil? Reaffirming the struggle beyond the dehumanizing stereotypes and subordinate masculinities

Note from BW of Brazil: One of the main questions that have been asked on this blog over the past several years is, “What is it to be a black … Continue reading

July 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

‘I don’t interview blacks’: Victim behind recent case of hiring discrimination shares his experiences with racism in the job market

Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s feature is a follow-up to a report that was featured here a few days ago about a black male job applicant seeking employment and … Continue reading

April 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

“I don’t hire blacks”: President of Bayer Brasil denounces case of racism during job selection process after black acquaintance was eliminated due to race

Note from BW of Brazil: Over the past six decades, numerous studies have pointed to how racism in the job market helps to maintain the status quo that punishes black … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

“It was not the white who enslaved the black, it was the black who enslaved the black”: Funk singer Mr. Catra’s recent comments re-ignite debate on slavery

Note from BW of Brazil: Before I get into today’s story I must first reveal to readers that this story first made headlines about two weeks ago and has since … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · 4 Comments

Fans of popular Bahian singer Léo Santana criticize absence of black women in Carnaval promo video

Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so the Carnaval season in Brazil officially ended a little over a week ago, but there were enough stories and controversies that took place … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · 9 Comments

“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 · 2 Comments