Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: racial profiling

Brazilian-styled segregation strikes again! Military Police in Rio stops bus, rounds up group of black teenagers headed for Copacabana beach


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, the Military Police are at it again doing what they do best: harassing people and treating people as second-class citizens according to their skin … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

More and more Afro-Brazilians going to court and winning settlements against racism


Note from BW of Brazil: One could say it’s a shame that it has to come to this, but on the other hand, it’s utterly ridiculous that people have to … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

125 years after the abolition of slavery in Brazil, children and teens feel that there is still something to abolish: prejudice!


Note from BW of Brazil: Although many don’t realize it, during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Brazil imported more African slaves than any other Western nation. It is estimated that between … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

“That’s prejudice, (it’s) just because we’re black! When will we be respected in this country?” says a black woman accused of theft in a store; subsequent search finds nothing


Two women accused the establishment in Bahia of having practiced racism against them on Saturday, April 6th. An employee of the establishment charged the customers Áurea Santos and Dulce Santos … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · Leave a comment