Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: racial inequalities

For blacks, the end of the line: a panorama of racial inequality in the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul is evident in job opportunities, income and politics


Note from BW of Brazil: As has been documented time and time again, it is not only the numbers that prove the profound racial inequalities in Brazil, but also the … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

The abyss between whites and blacks: Report shows it took 10 years for blacks to reach Human Development Index experienced by whites in the year 2000


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s all in the numbers! It’s pretty easy for someone to say that “we Brazilians are all equal”, but what do the social statistics that measure … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · 4 Comments

Psychologist’s thesis declares: “Almost every white person is racist, even not wanting to be”


Note from BW of Brazil: Just for the sake of clarity and reality, we all know that ideas, theories, discussions and debates that take place in the academic realm don’t … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 15 Comments

Black leadership discusses the situation of Afro-Brazilians


Note from BW of Brazil: Although another Month of Black Consciousness (November) has come and gone, the day-to-day of analyzing, debating and discussing the situation of Afro-Brazilians in order to … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Black Women in the First Person: Dandara Correia discusses the construction of her identity as a black woman and the struggle for racial equality


Note from BW of Brazil: In this essay, included in the collection Mulheres Negras na Primeira Pessoa (Black Women in the First Person), activist Dandara Batista Correia explores many of the … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

The racist face of Brazil’s miscegenation


Note from BW of Brazil: The question of racial identity and classification are topics dealt with frequently on this blog. Brazil’s history and reputation has long been constructed upon the … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 10 Comments

New film, Raça (race), presents blacks as the central theme in the fight for racial equality and makes history in Brazilian cinema


Film produced by Joel Zito Araújo is in theaters all over Brazil. (See trailer, with English subtitles and a description at bottom of article) Please see the blog’s original coverage … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment