Why does Anitta’s “Vai Malandra” bother black people so much? Singer’s new video once again stirs up questions of racial identity and cultural appropriation
Note from BW of Brazil: So to tell you the truth, the idea of writing something about singer Anitta’s new video hadn’t even occurred to me until probably Wednesday or … Continue reading
Our everyday cultural appropriation: Singer Mallu Magalhães apologizes for video of song “Você Não Presta”; clip deemed racist due to its exploitative presentation of blacks
Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s post is a follow-up to a story first presented here last week involving a white singer and the representation of her black dancers in … Continue reading
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
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
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
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