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Category Archives: racism in Brazilian schools

“On the street how do you spot a thief? First you look at the color”: Rio university professor connects criminality to skin color in front of class

Note from BW of Brazil: I have to admit, even after 17 years studying how racism and racial discrimination functions in Brazil, every now and then I’m still caught off … Continue reading

April 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

Actress Vaneza Oliveira of the Netflix series ‘3%’ records a video discussing the racism she experienced as a child in school; the subject Brazil still doesn’t take seriously

Note from BW of Brazil: This blog alone has already exposed the topic over and over again: racism in the Brazilian school system. Experiencing racism from classmates is bad enough, … Continue reading

April 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

“My racist professor” hashtag exposes shocking recollections of racial discrimination experienced by black students in schools and universities

Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, there shouldn’t be anything shocking or even surprising about the existence of racism in Brazilian schools because it’s been so well-documented in past … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

Police investigate racial discrimination in public day care in nation’s capital region: teacher washed hair of all students except black girl because she had “hard hair”

Note from BW of Brazil: By now most of this blog’s regular readers know that Brazil has a serious racial problem. It’s been well-documented here throughout the existence of this … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

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