Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: embranquecimento

The blaming of the black man and the racism contained in the expression “Cirilo’s Syndrome” – The debate over black identity and interracial relations rages on


Note from BW of Brazil: It is an ongoing debate that won’t be dying down any time soon! And from the perspective of this blog, it’s about time that this … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Is the skin color of one’s partner a random choice? A thing of the heart? One woman’s research presented a reality that no one wants to talk about


Note from BW of Brazil: Interracial relationships. Yes, we’ve talked about them before, but the conversation has been expanding for a number of years. With the rise of black consciousness … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · 11 Comments

The danger of cultural appropriation – the ongoing whitening of Brazilian history


Note from BW of Brazil: This is a followup report to a piece from Friday night. Over the years we have seen numerous examples of the appropriation of black culture … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 5 Comments

Brazil’s World Cup team and their women: Color doesn’t matter or fear of the dark?


Note from BW of Brazil: The origin of today’s post is actually from 2006, during the World Cup of that year that was held in Germany. That year, Brazil was … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · 13 Comments

Brazil: One big, happy mixed family? Not exactly…The shame and dehumanizing of its black population


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so by now, you must already know the story. Brazil, the great melting pot where everyone is a mixed blood in a country where … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Long-time actress Zezé Motta is competing for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ in Brazil’s most prestigious movie awards


Note from BW of Brazil: Actress/singer Zezé Motta has long represented for black Brazilian women on the big and small screen. A veteran actress with a career of nearly 50 … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Whiteness and elitization: when black culture and female sexuality are repackaged for mainstream consumption


Note from BW of Brazil: The discussion continues. This blog has already featured singer Anitta and even her dancers on three previous posts. So what’s so interesting about Anitta? Well, … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 2 Comments