Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“You’re black! You can’t afford it!”: A music executive and actress demonstrate, once again, that be it America or Brazil, black people are treated the same


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s so funny to me that, for decades, Brazilians have insisted that racist absurdities only happen in the United States, even with the vast amount … Continue reading

December 9, 2017 · 5 Comments

December 3, 1977: Roseli da Silva was barred from entering a club in the city of Mogi das Cruzes; she became 1st recorded case of racism in the city


Note from BW of Brazil: 40 years. Four decades. That’s the amount of time that has passed since the city of Mogi das Cruzes recorded its first case of racism. … Continue reading

December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brazilian living in Canada calls acting couple’s black daughter a “monkey” with horrible hair; says she has also been a victim of racism


Note from BW of Brazil: When I first came across this story I thought it was just another case of a white Brazilian expressing yet another racist thought. But after … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · 4 Comments

Actress Taís Araújo target of prejudiced attacks after TEDTalk speech on racism


Note from BW of Brazil: What can be said about this story except that it’s not surprising. I mean, covering incidents of racism has been one of the principal topics … Continue reading

December 3, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Is that people hair?”, “You have bad hair because you want it!: In photo campaign, black university students denounce racist comments about their hair


Note from BW of Brazil: If you haven’t figured it out by now, let me let you in on a not so secret secret: Brazil doesn’t like natural, kinky/curly black … Continue reading

December 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

“We wanted to discuss racism,” say men responsible for leaking video of journalist making racist comment


Note from BW of Brazil: So by now, anyone who follows news from Brazil or specifically race-oriented reports knows about the controversy surrounding veteran Globo news journalist William Waack, whose … Continue reading

November 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Black, right? It’s a black thing for sure!” Caught by a live mic making a racist statement, well-known reporter William Waack removed from top TV news journal


Note from BW of Brazil: Well, can anyone guess the top story of the past few terms in terms of the racial situation in Brazil? If you said the William … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · Leave a comment