Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: race relations

Dear white “boss”: We know you didn’t mean to come off as a nice “master”, but….: The case of the blond TV host and her black nannies


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s stories such as these are really key for understanding how the racial hierarchy works in a country like Brazil. A few days ago we … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Blond TV host posts photos of her black nannies and is labeled a “slave missus”; to deflect accusations of racism, poses for photos with black security guard!


Note from BW of Brazil: Ah, the race question in Brazil! Really, you just can’t make this stuff up! File the following story under the file of “how Brazil doesn’t … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · 7 Comments

Inspired by black Harvard students, black students at University of Brasília create photographic campaign against racism


Note from BW of Brazil: For more than a decade now, the system of affirmative action at Brazil’s top universities has provoked more discussion on the existence of racism and … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

Events of past few weeks reveal a fact most Brazilians don’t want to deal with: “We are all racists”


  Note from BW of Brazil: The past few weeks have spoken volumes about how racism is maintained in Brazil all the while presenting a façade making it appear as … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

White female soccer fans on dating black players: "If he weren’t a player, I’d stay with my little white guy"


Soccer superstar Ronaldinho Gaúcho “O homem negro é melhor aceito como par quando tem status superior ao da esposa branca, o que serve para “compensar” a diferença entre os dois.” “The … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 14 Comments

Young black woman is victim of racism for not accepting romantic advances


  After rejection of correspondence, young white male made several racial slurs An 18 year old woman was a victim of racism in the city of Timóteo (state of Minas Gerais), … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

Young black woman is victim of racism for not accepting romantic advances


After rejection of correspondence, young white male made several racial slurs Nicolie Caroline Pereira, 18, copied conversation with racist comments and took it to the police          … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · 8 Comments