Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

The ambiguous trajectory of racism in futebol in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: The question of racism is a topic that we frequently approach on this blog and for a number of reasons. 1) Many people outside of … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · 40 Comments

Embattled Brazilian coach says he feels Afro-Brazilian because of the beatings he takes! Movimento Negro repudiates his comment as Brazil’s National Team disappoints again


Note from BW of Brazil: The fall from grace is often very painful. Brazil has been known as the country of the “beautiful game” since winning three of four World … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Pelé’s latest downplay of racism updates his status as “house negro” – Message to “the King”: Please SHUT UP!!


Note from BW of Brazil: So what is another headline making piece about Brazilian racism without a ridiculous statement by our dear “King of futebol”, Pelé? Before I get into Mr. … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

“It had to be a black”: Brazilians use racist insults after player’s error in opening World Cup match


Note from BW of Brazil: You really have to love the internet. Well, not always…The World Wide Web can be both a blessing and a curse depending on how its … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 3 Comments