Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: boa aparência

Black female worker at São Paulo college says she was discriminated against because of her hair


Following up on a story I posted a few days ago, the black woman who accused her employer of demanding that she straighten her hair in order to conform to the … Continue reading

December 8, 2011 · 1 Comment

Black female worker at São Paulo college says she was discriminated against because of her hair


Following up on a story posted here a few days ago, the black woman who accused her employer of demanding that she straighten her hair in order to conform to the institution’s … Continue reading

December 8, 2011 · 3 Comments

Natural black hair and the politics of "good appearance" in Brazil


Whenever the topic is the existence of racism in Brazil, usually there are a few consistent reactions. 1) Some Brazilians will consistently claim the belief that racism doesn’t exist in … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · 2 Comments

Natural black hair and the politics of "good appearance" in Brazil


Whenever the topic is the existence of racism in Brazil, usually there are a few consistent reactions. 1)      Some Brazilians will consistently claim the belief that racism doesn’t exist in Brazil … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · 1 Comment