Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: discrimination

Colorism – another weapon in the arsenal of white supremacy: what it is and how it works


Note from BW of Brazil: Racism in the land that would later be known as Brazil has existed perhaps since the colonization of the land by the Portuguese. And even … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Property owner refuses to rent apartment to singer Ellen Oléria and her female partner


Note from BW of Brazil: The question of discrimination according to sexual orientation is also a struggle in Brazil. Recently, the singer/musician Ellen Oléria, who won a top-rated reality TV talent … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Black hair in Brazil: A revolution in the making


Gone are days when kinky/curly hair was synonymous with mistreated and laborious hair. Nowadays in Brazil, kinky/curly hair is increasingly associated with self-assertion, self-esteem, behavior and femininity. Mirella Santos   … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · 1 Comment