Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: black middle class

Brazil’s top TV network, Globo, simultaneously airing three productions with prominent presence of black actors


Camila Pitanga and Lázaro Ramos, protagonists of Lado a Lado  “A carne mais barata do mercado é a carne negra.” (“The cheapest meat in the market is the dark meat.”) – … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

White female soccer fans on dating black players: "If he weren’t a player, I’d stay with my little white guy"


Soccer superstar Ronaldinho Gaúcho “O homem negro é melhor aceito como par quando tem status superior ao da esposa branca, o que serve para “compensar” a diferença entre os dois.” “The … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 14 Comments

A blacker middle class: families of Brazil’s middle-class boom


  Previously concentrated at the base of the pyramid of income, blacks are 80% of the 35 million people that ascended socially, pointing to a more homogeneous country Ten years … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Revisiting the black Brazilian middle class of 1999


With recent reports about the surge of Brazil’s black middle class and its buying power in the past decade, we thought it would be interesting to rewind the clock and … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 2 Comments