Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“The games were never a comfortable space for black people”: At Rio university law student games, bananas thrown at black students while others mimic monkeys


Note from BW of Brazil: You know it’s funny, there are probably hundreds of thousands of people who visit Brazil every year and never hear about this side of Brazil. … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

Interracial relations among LGBT and what a turnoff it is to be replaced by a white man: Discovering racism within the homosexual community


Note from BW of Brazil: The homosexual relationship is a topic that I have purposely avoided on this blog even though I’ve seen numerous hints that the issue of race also … Continue reading

June 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Racism is bad for health: Black women and men speak of importance of ‘care’, respecting pain & infirmities, to cope with imposition of struggle and resilience


Note from BW of Brazil: I must say, although this article was short, it was profound and very thought-provoking. In the daily lives of black people we often talk about … Continue reading

May 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

“It’s the way they look at and talk to us; color has already been placed as a barrier”: Country reacts to the economic crisis without deterring racial prejudice


Note from BW of Brazil: I know that most people would rather just blow this at paranoia, or at worst, whining, people who are victims of differential treatment know it … Continue reading

May 27, 2018 · 1 Comment

“Being the mother of a black girl has brought me many challenges”: In video, entrepreneur laments hearing from daughter how children avoid playing with her


Note from BW of Brazil: This very poignant piece has been touching all that read it for the past week or so. It’s a short piece penned by designer/businesswoman Ana … Continue reading

May 26, 2018 · 4 Comments

After assault on journalist at ritzy hotel in Salvador, Bahia, blond tells black union worker, he “belongs to an inferior race and shouldn’t even be there”


Note from BW of Brazil: So let me start again by asking, does anyone still believe that Brazilians think “we are all equal”? If you do, I can recommend some … Continue reading

May 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Man who sent racist messages to black photographer will be indicted for racism and slander; says he is not racist because he considers himself black


Note from BW of Brazil: You all should know by now that Brazil isn’t and has never been a racial democracy. I mean, you could read the body of work … Continue reading

May 16, 2018 · 1 Comment