Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“There is always the will, the intention, to mask discrimination in Brazil,” says Professor Adilson Moreira


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a topic that has intrigued me for many years: How is it that Brazil can be such a racist, exclusionary country, but people still … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

“We’re watching you!”: Afro-Brazilian lawyer, part of truth about black slavery commission, finds fascist/KKK warning posted in front of his house


Note from BW of Brazil: I know that most people, including Brazilians themselves, wouldn’t believe that there are elements that adhere to white extremists view extremists organizations, but, as I’ve … Continue reading

September 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

How racism works in Brazil: Caption of photo showing black and white women futebol fans reads: “There are still people who think that teams are all equal”


Note BW of Brazil: Ya see, THIS is how Brazilian styled racism works on a day to day basis. I’ve written time and time again that racism sometimes takes on … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Students suffer racist assault; graffiti calling for blacks to get out of the university and swastikas found in Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul state


Note from BW of Brazil: With the recent focus on the events of Charlottesville, Virginia, in the United States, a number of Brazilians have been expressing the idea that the … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

In the town of Pará de Minas, a swastika was painted on a statue that honors Benjamin de Oliveira, the first black clown in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Hmm, so let me see, what could such an act mean in a country in which so many citizens claim that open displays of racism … Continue reading

September 9, 2017 · 3 Comments

Racism there (the United States) and here (Brazil): No matter how you look at it, both are anti-African


Note from BW of Brazil: This has been an ongoing debate that will never cease. Which country, Brazil or the US, is more and which is less racist? Because I … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

“My clothes are only for white girls!”: 3 months before being crowned Miss Brasil, designer prohibited Monalysa Alcântara from modeling her brand


Note from BW of Brazil: So it seems that the new Miss Brasil has had previous experience with other racist attitudes beyond those who expressed displeasure with her victory. What … Continue reading

August 31, 2017 · Leave a comment