Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Young white male declares himself an “African descendant” to take advantage of affirmative action at diplomat academy


Note from BW of Brazil: Last week the latest racial controversy to come out of Brazil started when a young man of an apparent white racial appearance declared himself to … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · 8 Comments

Racial classification and terminology in Brazil


In Brazil, there five racial classifications on the official census: pardo, loosely meaning brown or mixed race, preto (black), branco (white), amarelo (Asian) and indio (Indian/Native). The term pardo can … Continue reading

November 20, 2011 · 6 Comments