Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“I don’t like this race, period. Black and poor only gives displeasure”: After pageant, black models victims of racist comments on social network


Note from BW of Brazil: As we’ve seen in numerous previous posts, the internet and particularly social networks are havens for people to vent their racist views. While most would … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Two incidents in two weeks show that one is not safe from racial insults on the public bus


Note from BW of Brazil: As you’re probably aware by now, incidents of racism and racial slurs, as they are a regular part of Brazilian society, can happen at anytime … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

In southern Brazil, woman yells racial slur at Senegalese immigrants and throws bananas; other woman apologizes and says ‘Brazilian people are not like that’ – Really?


Note from BW of Brazil: This unfortunate is both sad but so typical and also so indicative of how Brazilians deal with the issue of racism. First of all, there’s … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Social networks: A comfortable place for racists to share their views – Child actor Kaik Pereira and funk singer MC Ludmilla the latest victims


Note from BW of Brazil: It is a well-known fact how much the internet has changed our lives. Because of the World Wide Web, billions of people worldwide have access … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Brazilian exchange student suffers racial abuse; Italian woman compares her to a monkey and cockroach


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so here we have another incident of a racial insult of a Brazilian woman. As reports of racism are a regular feature on this … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 6 Comments

Teacher admits to calling a student ‘monkey’ in university administered elementary school; says it was "not in a racist tone"


Students at Pedagogical Center at UFMG Teacher calls student ‘monkey’ in a room of the Centro Pedagógico da UFMG (Teaching Centre of UFMG). The University opened an administrative process to … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · Leave a 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