Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: cultural appropriation

Young white woman attracts attention for her beauty wearing braids; style inspired by black blogger – Another case of loving black style without black people?


  Note from BW of Brazil: So what have we here? There’s no way that this could be another case of a white woman being complimented and admired for a … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · 4 Comments

Black cultural misappropriation in black spaces: “They want black cultures, without black women and black men!”


Note from BW of Brazil: The photo above was taken several months ago and when it was posted in a social network, it provoked a number of comments on the … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 5 Comments

Whitewashing history: Play in Rio de Janeiro inspired by Afro-Brazilian historical figures but portrayed by white actors!


Note from BW of Brazil: Incredible! These people NEVER give up! The latest controversy coming out of Brazil involving black (mis)representation and history is neither new or surprising. As has … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · 45 Comments

The continuous white appropriation of northeastern Afro-Brazilian Axé music


Claudia Leitte Carnaval campaign ad Earlier this year in February during Carnaval season, BW of Brazil published a short article entitled, “The dominance of the European aesthetic in Bahia’s media” which hinted … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 21 Comments