Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Brazilian politics

Across the nation, Brazilians take to the streets in a general strike against President’s reforms that threaten basic workers’ rights, retirement and Constitution


Note from BW of Brazil: If you haven’t heard by now, millions of Brazilians are outraged with the sweeping reforms that President Michel Temer’s administration is implementing. These reforms could … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

“They don’t even serve for procreating”: In Jewish club, Congressman Jair Bolsonaro, the “Brazilian Trump”, infuriates Afro-Brazilians with comments on black quilombo communities


Note from BW of Brazil: As this blog is specifically focused on issues of race with a focus on the experiences of black Brazilian women, the subject of today’s post … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · 3 Comments

Interim President Michel Temer’s cabinet: A government of white men


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s been nearly a week since President Dilma Rousseff was suspended for a period that could last up to 180 days while it is decided … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · 19 Comments

Suspended President Dilma criticizes lack of blacks and women in interim president’s cabinet; her own second term had only one black minister!


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes you really have to wonder if people actually think before they speak or if they simply say things that sound good. However, analyzing today’s … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · 3 Comments

The racist roots of the coup d’état against President Dilma Rousseff


Note from BW of Brazil: Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, or just don’t really tuned into news coming out of Brazil, you know that President … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 6 Comments

As an impeachment process clouds the future of Brazil’s president, how should blacks position themselves on the political crisis?


Note from BW of Brazil: Media outlets throughout the world from Spain to Mexico, China to the United States have covered the ongoing circus that is the impeachment process involving … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · 4 Comments

2014 elections will feature color/race data of candidates; politicians fear a racial quota that would change profile of the Parliament


by Akemi Nitahara The Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (Superior Electoral Court) doesn’t have statistics about the number of blacks in Brazilian politics, neither elected politicians nor candidates. The difficulty in raising … Continue reading

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