“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
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
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
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
A seminar will be held on November 6 at the Freitas Nobre Auditorium on the campus of the University of São Paulo from 2-6pm. In the seminar, several prominent Afro-Brazilians … Continue reading