Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: interracial marriage

‘Bleach bath’, clothes pins on the nose and ‘black monkey’: Study exposes racism in interracial families debunking one of Brazil’s greatest myths


Note from BW of Brazil: “How can we be racist? Our families are so mixed.” This is a typical statement one will hear when having a conversation about how racism … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · 3 Comments

The final pillar of the debunked ‘racial democracy’? Post-doctorate research project exposes racism and racial hierarchies within interracial families


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, I don’t know why this research would come as a surprise to anyone who has studied the issues of race and racism in … Continue reading

May 31, 2017 · 5 Comments

Why do black soccer players who denounce experiences with racism always seem to have white wives?


Note from BW of Brazil: Before I start this post let me acknowledge the fact that I’m not a huge soccer fan. For me, sports and novelas are simply two … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 20 Comments

Roundtable discussion: Why do black Brazilian men prefer blond/white women?


The first three parts of our series on the issue of black Brazilian men and an apparent preference for white women, specifically blondes, continues to attract the intrigue of readers … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

Accused of racism, man affiliated with White Power group in São Paulo was married to a black woman and has mixed children


Brazilians accused of distributing racist pamphlets In recent campaign news for the American presidency, a sudden topic of the debate has surfaced concerning Paul Ryan, Republic Vice-Presidential running mate of … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Black men, white women in Brazil: Although common, still a taboo


Soccer player Robinho and wife Vivian Junes Research shows how prejudice manifests itself in interracial relationships The basis of this article is an interpolation of a piece by Martha Mendonça Although … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · 9 Comments

Black men, white women in Brazil: Although common, still a taboo


Soccer player Robinho and wife Vivian Junes Research shows how prejudice manifests itself in interracial relationships The basis of this article is an interpolation of a piece by Martha Mendonça Although … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · 17 Comments