Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Interracial relationships

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 · 20 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

Blond ambition: the Brazilian Media’s Manufacturing of the white woman as standard of beauty and the place of black women

Top row: Sabrina Sato, Luciana Gimenez, Angélica, Eliana Bottom row: Renata Fan, Amanda Françoso, Patrícia Poeta “In a society aesthetically governed by a white paradigm…the lightness or whiteness of the … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 16 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