Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Federal Law 10.639/2003

Where are the black women in Brazil’s teen magazines?


by Lola Aronovich* and Carolina dos Santos de Oliveira (Taken from the blog Escreva Lola Escreva) It’s been awhile since I received from a reader a beautiful book about how teen magazines in … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Overcoming racism requires more than ‘only’ education


Painting depicting slavery in Brazil (top) and an iconic photo taken in Rio in 1983 (below) Racism in Brazil is manifested in the construction of places allowed for blacks and … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

“The Brazilian school system is fundamental in the reproduction of racism.”


  Executive-Director of the Fundo Baobá para Equidade Racial (Baobá Fund for Racial Equality) analyzes 10 years of Federal Law 10.639/2003, that mandates the study of African, Afro-Brazilian and indigenous … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ten years of law 10.639/2003 obligating schools to teach African/Afro-Brazilian History; law yet to be fully implemented


Arísia Barros regrets the lack of applicability of the law Note from BW of Brazil: The necessity of visibility in the media and school curriculum is extremely important in a … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Brazil perpetuates the updating of racism by not discussing the concept of “whiteness”


In school, a discriminatory institution, being white is to be an example, perpetuating the idea of ​​racial superiority by Agência USP In debates about races and racism little does one … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · 6 Comments

Debate on the world of black psychologists: Obstacles for Afro-Brazilians entering the profession, blackness as class identity and job market inequality


“The psychologist must first of all recognize the worker. The world of work translates into the class dimension. Let’s think about how to work together for the end to discrimination … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment