Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: black students

“My racist professor” hashtag exposes shocking recollections of racial discrimination experienced by black students in schools and universities


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, there shouldn’t be anything shocking or even surprising about the existence of racism in Brazilian schools because it’s been so well-documented in past … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

Teacher calls black student a monkey during a fight at a school in Rio; placed on administrative leave pending further investigation


Note from BW of Brazil: White teacher. Black student. Brazilian school. Monkey? In reality, there’s not much necessary to even say about this incident. Another day in Brazil. Another example of … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

Racism: Black student at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro threatened and harassed about being on university bus


In yet another example of how Brazil treats its black citizens, be they lawyers, students, athletes, professors or everyday people, a black college student was repeatedly told to get off of a university campus bus by … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 4 Comments

Discrimination in schools affects performance of black students


Luiana: Black students see themselves in inferior position When comparing the school trajectory of blacks and whites, disparities not only focus on access to university but at all stages of … Continue reading

November 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Brazil’s first and only black university graduates its first class of Law students


 Marilene de Mello is part of the first class of law graduates at Unipalmares  The student Marilene de Mello was chosen to take the vow of students in the graduation … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

White private school students have advantage in national performance exams


  Compared with blacks from public schools, their scores are 25% better by Lorena Caliman of Rede Bahia A report of performance data in the National Secondary Education Examination (Exame … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Majority of students have witnessed scenes of racial prejudice in school


Majorityof students have witnessed scenes of racial prejudice in school Conceição Freitas The majority publicschool students from the nation’s capital of Brasilia, 55.7%, have witnessedscenes of racial prejudice at school. … Continue reading

January 15, 2012 · 1 Comment