Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: middle-class

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

Study confirms obesity epidemic in Brazil; at current pace, in 10 years, number of overweight/obese Brazilians will equal that of the US


Eliana do Rosário Santos Amaral, from Bahia, as an adolescent and as an adult    Note from BW of Brazil: While Brazilians, particularly the women, have an international reputation for being … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Buying power of Brazil’s black population now over US$336 billion a year


Buying power of Brazil’s black population now over R$673 (US$336) billion a year Group is more optimistic about the increase in income in future years Claudio Martins of Mundo do … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Buying power of Brazil’s black population now over US$336 billion a year


Buying power of Brazil’s black population now over R$673 (US$336) billion a year Group is more optimistic about the increase in income in future years Claudio Martins of Mundo do … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

In unanimous decision, Brazilian Supreme Court rules Affirmative Action policies are constitutional


The issue of affirmative action and quotas to increase access of Afro-Brazilians to Brazil’s finest universities has been a hotly debated topic in Brazil for the past decade. Entering Brazil’s rapidly … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

In unanimous decision, Brazilian Supreme Court rules Affirmative Action policies are constitutional


The issue of affirmative action and quotas to increase access of Afro-Brazilians to Brazil’s finest universities has been a hotly debated topic in Brazil for the past decade. Entering Brazil’s rapidly … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · Leave a comment