Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Brazilian society continues to ostracize natural black hair: woman followed by store security simply because of her hair.


Note from BW of Brazil: Here we go again! If you’ve followed this blog for any amount of time, you know that the issue of hair texture and standards of … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

Supermarket employee who was called "monkey" and humiliated in front of other employees awarded US$50,000 in severance


Having been called “macaca” (monkey) in front of other employees and humiliated because of her skin color and being a woman, Sylvia Barcellos is still trying to overcome the trauma … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Employee accuses supermarket client of aggression and racism in Campinas, Brazil


Case occurred on Thursday, September 6th in the Carrefour supermarket of Campinas, SP. Jéssica Barros said she was called a ‘monkey’ during discussion. A Carrefour supermarket employee accused a customer of assaulting … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · Leave a comment