Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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