Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: racism in Brazilian schools

Teacher calls black student a monkey during a fight at a school in Rio; placed on administrative leave pending further investigation


Note from BW of Brazil:¬†White teacher. Black student. Brazilian school. Monkey? In reality, there’s not much necessary to even say about this incident. Another day in Brazil. Another example of … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

White teacher in nation’s capital wears blackface to popular festa – Once again the Brazilian school plays a leading role in racism


Note from BW of Brazil: In some ways, there’s really no necessity on even commenting on today’s post as we’ve covered it so thoroughly almost since the debut of this … Continue reading

July 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Overcoming racism, poverty and low self-esteem, former cleaning woman Luana Tolentino becomes a teacher and now positively affects the lives of students with her unique teaching style


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s always great to read stories of people finding ways to overcome adversity, excel in life and do exactly what they love to do. The … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · 1 Comment