Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Mato Grosso do Sul

“You disgusting black!”: Doctor is victim of racism during a treatment at University hospital


Note from BW of Brazil: By now you surely know the routine. 1) Racism in Brazil doesn’t exist. 2) If blacks get an education, are well-dressed and have respected occupations, … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Racism: Supermarket fires employee who wouldn’t help customer because he “didn’t like blacks”


Note from BW of Brazil: Nothing particularly shocking here. Supermarkets seem to be a common place for racially disrespectful comments, treatment, etc. The only thing that would this article could … Continue reading

January 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Today is the National Day of Black Consciousness in Brazil; holiday now celebrated in more than 1,000 cities!


Note from BW of Brazil: Today, the day set aside for the observance of Black Consciousness, History and Struggle is a holiday celebrated in more than 1,000 municipalities throughout Brazil! … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Councilman arrested for insulting and assaulting neighbor; aggressor called victim a “shiftless black”


Note from BW of Brazil: Not much to say here; another day another case of a racial slur in the land of “racism doesn’t exist here.” One point that should … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Racism: Black man refused the purchase of bottle of water; watches as white man buys with no problem


Note from BW of Brazil: This story is actually from back in July but describes how a black Brazilian can face discrimination even in the most mundane of activities. So, … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ex-mayor of Dourados sentenced to 3 years in jail and fined R$300,000 for racism


Ex-mayor of Dourados was convicted of racism which was committed in a radio interview.  (Photo courtesy of John Garrigó) by Nicholas Vasconcelos and João Rocha   On March 14th, the former … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

8-year old Franciele Fernanda thrills audience with her vocal prowess


Information about this little cutie is scarce right now, but this what I know so far. Her name is Franciele Fernanda and she is either 8 or 9 years old and … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · Leave a comment