Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: college education

Professor who was target of racist graffiti says offenses are reaction to policies of racial/social inclusion


Note from BW of Brazil: We’ve seen the scenario too many times to be surprised. A given society is divided into “haves” and “have nots”. The divisions are so clear … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

79-year old woman earns her degree in Rio de Janeiro


Note from BW of Brazil: Great story here! One of dedication, determination and desire. Educational inequality has a long history in Brazil that the system of affirmative action has only … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

At Brazil’s top university, black militants invade a class and initiate a debate on quotas and racism


Note from BW of Brazil: So the debate rages on! Nowadays it’s impossible to get an understanding of how people see race, class and privilege without tackling the issue of … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 5 Comments

After historic demonstrations, Brazil’s president meets with 19 black organizations to discuss policies to advance racial equality


Note from BW of Brazil: After the massive protests that took Brazil’s leaders by surprise in June, and a subsequent drop in approval ratings, President Dilma Rouseff has been meeting … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

In operation since 2004 and with an 87% black student body, Brazil’s only black college begins to expand


By Carolina Giovanelli A feeling of uneasiness used to come upon José Vicente, 56, of São Paulo, when visited theaters and restaurants in the city. “I’m used to people giving me the … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

In unanimous decision, Brazilian Supreme Court rules Affirmative Action policies are constitutional


The issue of affirmative action and quotas to increase access of Afro-Brazilians to Brazil’s finest universities has been a hotly debated topic in Brazil for the past decade. Entering Brazil’s rapidly … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

In unanimous decision, Brazilian Supreme Court rules Affirmative Action policies are constitutional


The issue of affirmative action and quotas to increase access of Afro-Brazilians to Brazil’s finest universities has been a hotly debated topic in Brazil for the past decade. Entering Brazil’s rapidly … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · Leave a comment