Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

The expression of racist opinions: freedom of expression or hate speech?


Translation of comment above “I can’t understand how he (the columnist) can approve of the coming of Haitians, Senegalese and the like, not in color, but by the cultural index … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

In Brazil, African immigrants suffer racism and police harassment; experience different treatment than Europeans, Americans and Asians


Note from BW of Brazil: One could argue that Brazil has maintained an anti-African posture for centuries. After all, the country was the greatest recipient of slaves (estimated between 4-5 … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Murder of an Angolan woman and the roots of anti-black, anti-African ideologies in Brazil


Angolan woman Zumira de Souza Borges Cardoso was murdered in São Paulo In yet another example of Brazil’s centuries long anti-black, anti-African ideology, an Angolan university student was killed and three others … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · 9 Comments