Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Charlottesville is also in Brazil? In terms of race, why does the white Brazilian think he is any different from the white American?


Note from BW of Brazil: I’ve been saying this for some time. Even if you haven’t done a lot of research on the issue of race and racism in Brazil, … Continue reading

August 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘I’m not going to talk to a black’: being mistaken for an assistant, futebol player, or completely ignored, black executive reports on racism in Brazilian corporate world


Note from BW of Brazil: I must say, when you listen to stories of highly qualified, professional black people and what they have to deal with in their world, you … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘I prefer that the blonde serve me’, says customer to black attendant in a restaurant – Are you sure we’re all still equal in Brazil?


Note from BW of Brazil: Another day, another example of why Brazilians are not “all equal”. It’s just funny that perhaps millions of people around the world wouldn’t assume that … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Macaco? Really? But have you ever really done the comparison? Lips. Hair. Skin color. Who is it that really looks more like a monkey?


Note from BW of Brazil: I’m not even gonna spend much time on this one. Believe me, there are already thousands of people who have weighed in on this issue, … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

77-year old black woman brings down the house at book festival with an emotional speech on racism; words lead top black actor and many others to tears


Note from BW of Brazil: So last Saturday, I received this video in one of my social networks. As I was busy and receive so many messages and videos, I … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

A million ways to be racist; choose one – Black lawyer barred from entering a club because of “looking like a security guard”


Note from BW of Brazil: Ya know, even covering racism in Brazil as much as I do, I am still sometimes amazed at how many ways this social illness manifests … Continue reading

July 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

“Go back to the slave quarters, monkey, and straighten that hair!” – Black woman punched and dragged by her hair in a pub; aggressor pays fine and walks


  Note from BW of Brazil: I ask the question again: With aggressive, blatantly racist assaults happening in Brazil for so long, how is it that the nation managed to … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · 9 Comments