Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Passing for black? Student with white skin and green eyes declares himself black and competes for position in Brazil Foreign Ministry under the system of Affirmative Action


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, he’s back in the news again! We first covered this controversy involving a white-looking man attempting to take advantage of Brazil’s Affirmative Action system … Continue reading

August 30, 2015 · 6 Comments

Posessing green eyes and of Dutch ancestry, actress Ildi Silva is clear on her identity: "I consider myself black, mulata. White, no"


Ildi Silva is an actress that has appeared in a number of Brazil’s ever popular novelas.  Some of those novellas include Paraíso Tropical (2007), Poeira em Alto Mar (2008), Bela, … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · 4 Comments

Posessing green eyes and of Dutch ancestry, actress Ildi Silva is clear on her identity: "I consider myself black, mulata. White, no"


Ildi Silva is an actress that has appeared in a number of Brazil’s ever popular novelas.  Some of those novellas include Paraíso Tropical (2007), Poeira em Alto Mar (2008), Bela, … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · 2 Comments