Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: racial stereotypes

“You look at his face and don’t know if you hand over your phone or take off your panties”: White women rappers provoke cries of racist stereotypes with recent comments about Hip Hop group


Note from BW of Brazil: You know, if you didn’t know anything about Brazil, you might be surprised that these sort of controversies even happen. I won’t even write too much about today’s post … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

Why dressing up as the big d*ck “negão” is racist; New Year’s Eve party causes firing of Brazilian worker, director and president in multinational company


Note from BW of Brazil: Here we go again. You know, I still vividly remember when I discovered the then new phone app that was just starting to blow up … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 2 Comments

How long will black women be maids in your novelas (soap operas)? Why Brazil’s media needs more black writers and directors


Note from BW of Brazil: The more things change the more they stay the same. That’s my basic assessment of black characters on Brazilian TV series novelas (soap operas). Since … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · 2 Comments

Black woman with degree in fashion seeks job vacancies and denounces prejudice of public servant in Joinville: ‘We don’t have anything for cleaning services’


Note from BW of Brazil: What’s the moral of today’s story? It’s very simple. In Brazil, regardless of what educational background a black woman has she will always be seen … Continue reading

January 7, 2018 · 2 Comments

An “image of social exclusion”? Photo of child watching fireworks on New Year’s Eve at Rio’s Copacabana sparks debate on how Brazil sees black boys


Note from BW of Brazil: Nowadays, because of social networking, one can always tell when a story or photograph is gonna blow up. Today’s piece is yet another example of … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · 2 Comments

Black couple accused of kidnapping for simply being with a white child; boy was grandson of the couple’s landlord


Note from BW of Brazil: Stories such as this one are absolutely absurd, but I like analyzing them because it exposes the depths of how race is experienced in Brazil. … Continue reading

October 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

I’m a “conceited black woman?”: It’s not a compliment, but apparently being a successful, confident black woman makes some people very uncomfortable


Note from BW of Brazil: In numerous previous posts on this blog, many writers and I have discussed this question of “the place” of the black Brazilian. And what I … Continue reading

August 6, 2017 · 1 Comment