Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Interracial relationships

A masculine status: The social obligation of the Brazilian man to show off a white wife with whom to start a family


Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, this really isn’t too hard to pick up on. If one were to hang out with enough Brazilian men and pay close attention, … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Miscegenation destroys black people: Interracial relationships and the decision not to have relationships with whites


Note from BW of Brazil: Before you proceed to today’s piece, let me affirm that I believe that the vast majority of Brazil’s black population, perhaps 85-90%, will see the … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 3 Comments

‘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