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Category Archives: racism in Brazilian schools

“The worst moment of school was when they talked about slavery. I felt humiliated”: The embarrassment of black children in classes about slavery and abolition


If you start your history with slavery then everything else will look like progress ~ John Henrik Clarke Note from BW of Brazil: Reading this story reminded me of a school … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

Mother denounces school textbook images as racist; in photo, black character is associated with cleaning services job, a long-held stereotype


Note from BW of Brazil: How are racist ideologies maintained and continuously widely divulged in an enormous country with a population of more than 200 million people? I mean, according … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 · 8 Comments

12-year old adopted black girl is target of racist bullying at three different schools in the city of Belo Horizonte


Note from BW of Brazil: Nothing really outside of the norm in today’s story. A black girl in a vastly white environment who is the victim of racist taunting on … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

“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 · 4 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 · 3 Comments

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