Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Since 2011, Brazilian purchases of American sperm for artificial insemination has increased by 3,000%; 95% chose white male donors, 51% chose men with blue eyes


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, well, what have we here but more evidence of what I’ve been pointing out since the debut of this blog? A recent article from … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Eugenics in Brazil: In the early 20th century, elites believed racial improvement was only possible with a project favoring predominance of the white race


Note from BW of Brazil: You know, the further you look into Brazil’s past the more you come to realize that the country’s leaders were every bit as committed to … Continue reading

February 27, 2018 · 2 Comments

Why does Anitta’s “Vai Malandra” bother black people so much? Singer’s new video once again stirs up questions of racial identity and cultural appropriation


Note from BW of Brazil: So to tell you the truth, the idea of writing something about singer Anitta’s new video hadn’t even occurred to me until probably Wednesday or … Continue reading

December 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

Eight racist stereotypes that Brazilian novelas need to stop using: The continuous invisibility and devaluation of the black population


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a topic that’s been discussed in numerous previous posts: the images, representation, and stereotypes of Afro-Brazilians on television. So if it’s been discussed in … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Before Neymar, Joel Camargo was the French PSG futebol team’s first Brazilian; a good player, but after speaking out on racism, he died poor, sick and forgotten


Note from BW of Brazil: Let me start this article off by stating that I am not a big sports enthusiast. This is not to say that I don’t like … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

Black woman denounces attempt to kidnap her daughter; woman needed to prove she was her child’s mother because the little girl looks white


Note from BW of Brazil: This has got to be one of the strangest cases I’ve come across in some time! In reality, in Brazil, it is very common that … Continue reading

July 9, 2017 · 6 Comments

At Brazil’s top network, Globo TV, of every six opening sequences of soap operas with white women, only one has black women


Note from BW of Brazil: Over the course of the years of this blog’s existence, we’ve periodically discussed the influence of novelas (soap operas) in Brazilian culture and the place … Continue reading

May 28, 2017 · 5 Comments