Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: racial slur

When will racism in Brazil end up with imprisonment and instead of these “we are all such and such” campaigns?

Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a question we’ve long pondered here at BW of Brazil. In our almost four years of existence we’ve documented numerous cases of racism, racist … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 3 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

As more blacks develop pride in their natural hair, Brazil’s racism continues its psychological oppression: Design student describes her ordeal with a university professor

Note from BW of Brazil: As anyone who has read this blog for any amount of time must know by now, Brazilian society does not accept characteristics that remind it … Continue reading

August 19, 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

“My nego” – “My neguinho” – How using such terms in memes is racist

Note from BW of Brazil: To get into this, let’s first start by saying that if you don’t live in Brazil, you may not understand this completely due to differences … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

“I’m not racist, I’ve already been with a black guy” – the privilege of white racism, contradiction of black pride and other peculiarities of how Brazil deals with race

Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s post is a continuation of a controversial story that made national headlines last month and continues to be a popular topic of posts and … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 13 Comments

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