Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Brazilian schools

“The worst moment of school was when they talked about slavery. I felt humiliated”: The embarrassment of black children in classes about slavery and abolition


If you start your history with slavery then everything else will look like progress ~ John Henrik Clarke Note from BW of Brazil: Reading this story reminded me of a school … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

The representation of black people in school textbooks and the kinds of stereotypes taught to the readers of these works


Note from BW of Brazil: For some time I have been of the opinion that the situation of black people on a global level cannot change until we collectively change … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

Black students learn less when we don’t believe in their potential – How some schools are improving grades by raising self-esteem of black children and teens


Note from BW of Brazil: Understanding the Brazilian education system is a key element to understanding how structural racism continuously undermines the black population. Of course, study after study after … Continue reading

January 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

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