Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Dilma Rouseff

Brazilian president signs into law quota for blacks in federal employee vacancies


Note from BW of Brazil: The battle over affirmative action policies in Brazil has raged on for more that a decade now. Along the way, hundreds of thousands of Afro-Brazilians … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Accusations of xenophobia, elitism and prejudice spread as Brazilian doctors jeer and boo the arrival of Cuban doctors


Note from BW of Brazil: Health care, politics and prejudice are at the forefront of the latest controversy and debate in Brazil. As reported here on the blog previously, the … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 5 Comments

Government income assistance program Bolsa Família completes 10 years and now helps its second generation


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the last year or so much has been written about Brazil’s surge onto the world stage, its rise to claim the sixth largest economy … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Photos of a practical joke with racist content generate controversy on the Internet


 Student leads a woman painted black in chains as historic slave figure Chica da Silva   A practical staged last Friday by students of the faculty of law at the … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 7 Comments

As preparation for 2016 Olympics continue, Brazil continues to deal with its slavery past


Facing up … the ethnic make-up of Brazil’s population has long been glossed over.  by Nicolas Bourcier Groundworks for the 2016 Olympics bring questions of ethnicity to the surface Just … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Minister predicts that new Quota Law will increase the number of black students entering Brazilian federal universities from 8,700 to 56,000 per year


Luiza Bairros, Minister of the Secretariat for Policies to Promote Racial Equality   by Luana Lourenço of Agência Brasil   The minister of Seppir (Secretariat for Policies to Promote Racial … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Brazil implements Affirmative Action Law for Public Universities


The legislation was signed into law by President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil By Simon Romero, New York Times RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s government has enacted one of the Western … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · Leave a comment