Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“Ascension of blacks is very different from non-blacks in a company”: Whites the majority in elite jobs, blacks occupy vacancies that require little qualification


Note from BW of Brazil: The job in Brazil is often a tough cookie to crack, especially in the most expensive, most competitive city in Brazil, São Paulo. It’s not unheard … Continue reading

May 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

Institutional racism and moral assault…Is there a difference?: A look at racism and bullying on the job


Note from BW of Brazil: While numerous past reports have confirmed the existence of racial discrimination in the job market (professional mobility, hiring, salary, etc) (see here and here, for … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Prejudice against blacks on the job is still a reality


Experiences with discrimination didn’t make these people give up their professional goals by Nathan Santos Prejudice against blacks, a legacy from the slavery era, is still present in the social … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Black population makes up majority of unemployed in southern city of Porto Alegre


Blacks suffer more in economic downturn: economist Dulve Helena Vargas Participation of blacks in the labor market fell 11.1% in two years. Data are part of a survey released by FEE … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Black women earn 58.3% of income of non-black men


Study shows differences in working conditions in the country; Metropolitan São Paulo area has the greatest difference between black and non-black. The average real income per hour worked of employed … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Debate on the world of black psychologists: Obstacles for Afro-Brazilians entering the profession, blackness as class identity and job market inequality


“The psychologist must first of all recognize the worker. The world of work translates into the class dimension. Let’s think about how to work together for the end to discrimination … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Black women in the job market


How many black women are managers? How many black women have university degrees? Have you ever been treated by a black female doctor? These are some of the issues that … Continue reading

May 20, 2012 · 1 Comment