Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Employer to her maid: “I’m disgusted by your color and your hair”


Note from BW of Brazil: Really? But the question is, who is really surprised by this? If you haven’t noted by the endless examples on this blog, Brazil has a … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Outside of history: study show that black women have no place in contemporary Brazilian literature


Of 1,245 characters cataloged, only 34 are black women. 70% of the time they are portrayed as maids and prostitutes Research conducted by the Grupo de Estudos em Literatura Brasileira … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Reminiscing about the slavery era: Why the new maids’ law was necessary


Note from BW of Brazil: Much has been written about the new domestics law that extended new rights to the millions of people that work in domestic services in Brazil. … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Race relations in Brazil: a mixture of openness and acceptance, discrimination and exclusion


Associated Press/Felipe Dana – This photo taken Feb. 25, 2013, shows Nubia de Lima, 29, posing for a photo in her Rio de Janeiro apartment in Brazil. De Lima, a … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · 2 Comments