Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Interracial relationships

‘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

“But isn’t Brazil a racial democracy?”: Famous interracial couples reveal how they deal with racism in their relationships


Note from BW of Brazil: Always intriguing to read articles such as the one posted below. In relation to interracial relations in Brazil, there are a number of issues that … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · 2 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 women blame black men for wanting white women when they too worship white men? We, as black people, have ALL been conditioned!


Note from BW of Brazil: Alright, so it’s getting hot! Past posts on the topic of so many prominent black Brazilian men in relationships or married to white women are often … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · 21 Comments

We need to recognize our ‘palmitagem’, the preference for white skin


Note from BW of Brazil: Yes, it’s a topic that’s been frequently addressed here on this blog. And it’s an ongoing debate, discussion and even argument, but there is still … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · 11 Comments

You black men who prefer white women and we black women who you pass over


Note from BW of Brazil: It seems that a hot topic never completely disappears. It may even fade into the background for a while but it always lingers and one … Continue reading

April 12, 2016 · 62 Comments

Cirilo’s Syndrome: When black males will do and accept anything for the love of a white female


Young actors Larissa Manoela and Jean Paulo in the TV series Carrossel Today’s guest post is by Daniela Gomes who shares her thoughts on the popular children’s novela Carrossel, which is … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 1 Comment