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Category Archives: Brazilian media

“Relax…It’s just a joke!”: NO! “Humor” on Brazilian television is a racist tragedy


Note from BW of Brazil: The absurdity of Brazilian television is something that one really has to watch to believe. I admit, I don’t spend much time watching it because … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

In study, 10-year old black girls reject their features and imagine the fairy tale “charming prince” to have blond hair and blue eyes


Black girls in study imagined the “charming prince” to have blond hair and blue eyes. Top photo courtesy of HDA Models in São Paulo Note from BW of Brazil: As … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Report shows that Brazilian media still has trouble covering the issue of racism


Parliament and Racism in the Media   Occasionally here on the BW of Brazil blog, someone will ask a question or make a comment about the fact that this blog features … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Popular African-American actress Tichina Arnold of "Martin" and "Everybody Hates Chris" fame is coming to Brazil!


Actress Tichina Arnold Today, in the midst of all of the craziness of Carnaval, we received conformation that another famous African-American public figure will be arriving in Brazil for the … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Brazilian production of The Lion King requests black kids for lead parts; finalists in auditions are artificially tanned white kids


On the right, gospel singer Jotta A. (Originally posted on December 26, 2012; updated on July 11, 2013) On the heels of our recent post on a white female character of … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · 8 Comments

After much promise and hype of 90% black cast, Subúrbia TV series descends into familiar clichés and stereotypes about black Brazilians


Back in September when I first read the news that Brazil’s biggest TV network, Globo, was producing a new TV series that featured a 90% Afro-Brazilian cast, I can’t lie, once again … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 6 Comments

Seminar "Blacks in the Media": Even with progress, whiteness remains the standard; blacks advance only when validated by the white system


Seminar “Blacks in the Media” featuring journalist Joyce Ribeiro (right)   “I  got into TV through an opening: let’s put a black on presenting the journal. That’s already a prejudice,” … Continue reading

December 16, 2012 · 1 Comment