Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

More from the series “there is no racism in Brazil”: Differences in opinions about the march of natural black hair and march of redheads provide more examples of white privilege


Note from BW of Brazil: Yet another avenue that provides an excellent source of material for the analysis of racial issues can be found in social networking and news sites. … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

“Today I woke up with the will to scream: I AM BLACK!! I AM THE PROOF!!” – After imprisonment for a murder with no evidence of her guilt, Rio native has a new understanding of what it means to be black


Note from BW of Brazil: So what exactly is the experience of being black in Brazil, in the West and in the world? Is it just phenotype based upon physical … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

“I am a neguinha…And?” – Blackness: from a source of shame to a source of pride


Note from BW of Brazil: The personal stories and re-collections revealed by various contributors are an important part of this blog. Most reveal a long struggle with coming accept to … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Congressman requests explanation on the case of white applicant who defined himself as afrodescendente to enter a diplomat program through the quota system


Note from BW of Brazil: The debate over the issue of affirmative action and the quota system in Brazil has raged on now for more than a decade. The reason … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Psychologist and psychotherapist Maria Lúcia da Silva discusses the effects of racism and whiteness on mental health, identity and self-image of Afro-Brazilians


Psychologist and psychotherapist Maria Lúcia da Silva discusses the psychic conflicts that involve racism and discusses how prejudice is reflected in the lives of blacks in Brazil By Flavio Carrança The racism … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bloco groups of Salvador, Bahia: Brazilian styled racial segregation


All-white group in Bloco Eva (left): One of the accused blocos (right) Some, like the Ilê Aiyê, right, only accept blacks   Note from BW of Brazil: Although this article … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

AfroCariocas – A documentary about perceptions of blackness in the city of Rio de Janeiro


AfroCariocas is a soon to be released documentary about the black experience in Rio de Janeiro. The film documents the thoughts and experiences about being black in Brazil through the … Continue reading

August 17, 2012 · 3 Comments