Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Federal District

After video receives one million views, model who suffered racism on a bus in the Federal District listens to stories of other victims


Note from BW of Brazil: Another day, another example of the ‘racial democracy’….Not! In the story below we learn about the experience of a model whose released a video about … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Walmart Brasil ordered to pay US$10 million in collective moral damages due to discrimination and harassment


Note from BW of Brazil: The Wal-Mart supercenter chain has racked up a long history of racism, sexist practices and violations of employee rights as well as relentless union avoidance … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Man assaulted by neo-Nazis in Niterói (metro Rio area); researcher shows that neo-Nazism has grown dramatically in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: There has been yet another report of a Neo-Nazi attack in Brazil. Although Brazil has for many years promoted itself as the land of “racial … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

Mother puts school on blast and seeks the police after 8 year old son suffers racist verbal assault


Classmate said he would never get a girlfriend because he is “preto, sujo, feio e fedido (black, dirty, ugly and stinking)”; the boy had been verbally abused by a colleague at … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 2 Comments


Woman from Ceilândia, of the Federal District of Brazil Source: Black Women of Brazil

January 14, 2012 · Leave a comment