Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“They’ll say that I’m kidnapping this blue-eyed white child”: Black man, father of a white girl reports on everyday racism


Note from BW of Brazil: When I came across this story it was actually a little funny to me. Literally funny and funny in an ironic way as well. Why? … Continue reading

October 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Black fatherhood: Beyond the stereotype linking black men to absence, being a black father means taking extra care


Note from BW of Brazil: For many people, certain stereotypical images come to mind when the words homem negro, meaning black man, come up. In Brazil, when people think of … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

The tireless and ever active big d*ck and the affection of the black man: The necessity of moving beyond the stereotypes


Note from BW of Brazil: This is a conversation that has been long overdue. In recent years, black Brazilian women have stepped to the plate and expressed their innermost feelings … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

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