Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: racial inequalities

Why black victim-playing doesn’t exist – Part of the white Brazilian population tries to delegitimize racism with the false idea of ​​meritocracy in a country of slave-owning heritage


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s real. Conversations on race with the average Brazilian will generally go down the same paths. If you should suggest that black Brazilians are at … Continue reading

March 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

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 · 2 Comments

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 · 12 Comments