Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: racial diversity

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

“I’m not racist, I’ve already been with a black guy” – the privilege of white racism, contradiction of black pride and other peculiarities of how Brazil deals with race


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s post is a continuation of a controversial story that made national headlines last month and continues to be a popular topic of posts and … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 13 Comments

A blacker middle class: families of Brazil’s middle-class boom


  Previously concentrated at the base of the pyramid of income, blacks are 80% of the 35 million people that ascended socially, pointing to a more homogeneous country Ten years … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 1 Comment