Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: racial insult

Man who sent racist messages to black photographer will be indicted for racism and slander; says he is not racist because he considers himself black

Note from BW of Brazil: You all should know by now that Brazil isn’t and has never been a racial democracy. I mean, you could read the body of work … Continue reading

May 16, 2018 · 1 Comment

Record TV host calls black funk singer Ludmilla a monkey on live TV

Note from BW of Brazil: Nothing really surprising here. Just more from the land of “we are all equal”. This incident is only noteworthy because it happened on live television. … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Not even the legends are protected from racist insults: Jorge Ben, a legend of Brazilian Popular Music for more than 50 years, is called “dirty nigger” at a show

Note from BW of Brazil: Before we delve into the latest example of the social ill known as Brazilian racism, I would like to show the proper respect and admiration … Continue reading

February 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

“I don’t like this race, period. Black and poor only gives displeasure”: After pageant, black models victims of racist comments on social network

Note from BW of Brazil: As we’ve seen in numerous previous posts, the internet and particularly social networks are havens for people to vent their racist views. While most would … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Woman called black mall employees “monkeys”; after angry crowd gathers, suspect hides in store.

Note from BW of Brazil: Alright so what else in new in Brazil? Another woman expresses how she feels about black people in a racist manner. We really have to … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Two incidents in two weeks show that one is not safe from racial insults on the public bus

Note from BW of Brazil: As you’re probably aware by now, incidents of racism and racial slurs, as they are a regular part of Brazilian society, can happen at anytime … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Black supermarket employee is called “macaca” by customer; aggressor hides face from the press

Note from BW of Brazil: Nothing surprising here. Just another example of a Brazil where people continue to believe that issues of discrimination are due to “class and not race”. … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment