Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Distrito Federal

Racism hotline in nation’s capital flooded with reports; two separate incidents against black women make headlines in same day


Note from BW of Brazil: So what else is new? Another day, another racist incident. Correction, two reports on the same day in the same region, the nation’s capital. As … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

In only 15 days, more than 800 calls to Disque Racismo (Dial Racism) hotline; almost double the complaints registered in all of 2012


Poster: “Now your voice speaks louder” Note from BW of Brazil: In a quest to track incidents of racial discrimination and racism that occur in the area of the nation’s … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Supermarket employee who was called "monkey" and humiliated in front of other employees awarded US$50,000 in severance


Having been called “macaca” (monkey) in front of other employees and humiliated because of her skin color and being a woman, Sylvia Barcellos is still trying to overcome the trauma … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · 2 Comments