Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Study finds that 99% of Brazilian diplomats and federal university professors are white


Note from BW of Brazil: In yet another stunning example of racial inequality in Brazil, a 2005 study found that 99% of Brazil’s diplomats and college professors are white. And … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Black professionals reveal their experiences with prejudice in a new book


Stories of discrimination experienced by black professionals organized into a book A television reporter who has lost count of how many times she’d been mistaken for a makeup artist at … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Virgínia Leone Bicudo


Virgínia Leone Bicudo (1915-2003) was a sociologist and psychoanalist. She was a woman of many firsts in her time. Below is a list of those firsts.  In 1945, her thesis, … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Virgínia Leone Bicudo


Virgínia Leone Bicudo (1915-2003) was a sociologist and psychoanalist. She was a woman of many firsts in her time. Below is a list of those firsts.  In 1945, her thesis, … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · Leave a comment