Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: race relations

“Black Skin, White Masks”: Based on Fanon classic, dance company presents spectacular of black dance based on studies of ethno-racial relations in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil:  Any person who has had any sort of interest in the situation of African descendants living under the domination of Europeans and their descendants has … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

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