Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: racial inequality

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

Only five days to go!! On November 18th, 20,000 black women will march on the nation’s capital!!!

Note from BW of Brazil: Unbelievable! It’s always amazing to see how time flies, especially when there is a lot of planning, organizing and participation of an upcoming event that … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cida Bento: Black Brazilian woman is among The Economist magazine’s 50 most influential professionals of diversity in the world

Note from BW of Brazil: And the success stories continue! The Black Women of Brazil blog was created to not only divulge news from the racial perspective in Brazil but also … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trouble catching a cab? Constant police harassment? Majority in prisons and slums? 127 years after the end of slavery, racism continues to dominate the lives of black Brazilians

Note from BW of Brazil: Yesterday, May 13th, marked the 127th year since the official abolition of slavery in Brazil. And while the institution of human bondage came to a … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why are crowds of protesters calling for President Dilma’s impeachment so white?

Note from BW of Brazil: Let me just state for the record that I see these protests as misguided, lacking in critical thinking, manipulated with a serious denial of privilege … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

Overcoming the odds: The relentless struggle of black women

Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s article represents yet another perfect example of the blog’s objective: Analyzing Brazil from the racial perspective with a special focus on the struggles and … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

“In Brazil, Ferguson happens everyday”: But where is the widespread protest?

Note from BW of Brazil: No, the “hands up, don’t shoot” pose in the photo above is not from Ferguson, Missouri, nor is it from New York or any of … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · 2 Comments