Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Brazilian schools

Racial inequality in the education system: The modern day slavery that Brazil insists it doesn’t see


Note from BW of Brazil: Can we be real about this? Inequalities in access to quality education should be considered a crime. How can any government claim it seeks equality, … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Who’s afraid of black teachers?” Starting in the 1930s, Brazil began replacing black teachers until the profession was overwhelmingly white, middle class and female. Teachers remain mostly white still today


Note from BW of Brazil: Throughout this blog’s existence, we have sought to consistently demonstrate how Brazil has for decades attempted to maintain an standard image of whiteness as representative … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Who will protect the children in a racist society? Two black girls, 5 and 10, victims of racist insults in school


Note from BW of Brazil: You see, this is precisely the problem when there are multi-racial school systems under a system of white supremacy. Brazil has always prided itself on … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

For black women, just taking to streets is already a form of resistance: Black females talk about ‘cabelo crespo’, kinky/curly hair


Note from BW of Brazil: Walk around any number of Brazilian cities across the country and something is sure to strike you about the Afro-Brazilian population. Nowadays, black Brazilians can … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

How Brazil still can’t deal with racism: Little black girl tormented by racist classmates forced to apologize to her aggressors


Note from BW of Brazil: Absolutely absurd this story! More than a decade ago, researcher Eliane Cavalleiro released her groundbreaking work on how racism is continuously perpetuated, allowed to continue … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Black literature for children – A survival weapon in a deeply racist society


Note from BW of Brazil: In numerous past posts, we dealt with the special problems that affect the lives of black children that grow up in a Brazilian society that … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

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