Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: racial segregation

What the racial map of Brazil reveals about segregation; African-American woman shares her experience living in an upper crust neighborhood of São Paulo

Note from BW of Brazil: Quick. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word segregation? Do you think of Apartheid-era South Africa? Do you think of gentrification? The … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · 4 Comments

Racial Democracy or Informal Apartheid? South Africa and Brazil: Two historical, cultural contexts and different times, the same segregation

Note from BW of Brazil: Over the years, there has been a long running debate as to which nation is/was the most racist against black people. Traditionally, in comparison with … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bloco groups of Salvador, Bahia: Brazilian styled racial segregation

All-white group in Bloco Eva (left): One of the accused blocos (right) Some, like the Ilê Aiyê, right, only accept blacks   Note from BW of Brazil: Although this article … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · 1 Comment