Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Black supermarket employee is called “macaca” by customer; aggressor hides face from the press


Note from BW of Brazil: Nothing surprising here. Just another example of a Brazil where people continue to believe that issues of discrimination are due to “class and not race”. … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Argument over parking space ends in woman’s arrest for racism


An argument over a parking space in the downtown area of Uberaba (Minas Gerais) on the afternoon of February 14th ended with a police report denouncing racism. A woman was … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Aline, only black woman of top-rated reality show, speaks on racism and identity: "I’m black; I don’t have any problem with people calling me this" – Family on her dedication and struggle to succeed


Cast member Aline on Big Brother Brasil 13 Reality shows are often programs that go way overboard in taking advantage of shock value in order to bring in better TV … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Supermarket employee who was called "monkey" and humiliated in front of other employees awarded US$50,000 in severance


Having been called “macaca” (monkey) in front of other employees and humiliated because of her skin color and being a woman, Sylvia Barcellos is still trying to overcome the trauma … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Racism: because of late rent payment, building owner calls tourism employee "little black monkey" that "belongs in the trash"


Claudiane Malachi Nogueira The publishing assistant Claudiane Malachi Nogueira, 24, an employee of SINDETUR/MA (Sindicato do Turismo do Estado do Maranhão or Union of Tourism of the State of Maranhão), … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · Leave a comment