Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

University professor tells black student that she can’t be an anchor for television news because of her afro; she would better suited to be weathergirl

Note from BW of Brazil: Yet another example of how Eurocentric standards are upheld at every level in Brazil. After reading about this incident, is there any wonder why so … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · 4 Comments

In six years, in the nation’s capital, accusations of racism have grown more than 1,000%; racism has always existed, but until recent years, few recognized it

Note from BW of Brazil: I’ve said it before and today’s article is yet another example of my point. For decades Brazil has been able to keep its image relatively … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

Why do Afro-Brazilians identify so much with the series ‘Dear White People’? Perhaps because they are dealing with the very same issues presented in the film!

Note from BW of Brazil: When I first got into studying racial politics in Brazil, I constantly read that Brazil was ‘different’. Race relations in Brazil are completely different than … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 5 Comments

Reverse racism exists and needs to be combatted: What must be done to overcome the oppression experienced by Caucasian people

Note from BW of Brazil: Anytime one speaks on the topic of racism/white supremacy, there are sure to be cries of “mimimi“ (whining) or the struggle that persons that consider … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Even my money is worth less than a white person’s”: Nurse leads protest against cosmetics giant after being discriminated against in a store

Note from BW of Brazil: In reality, I think the comment included in the title of today’s piece just about says it all. I’ve never heard of a situation in … Continue reading

May 6, 2017 · 8 Comments

“I have money so I’ll get away with it”! 70-year old lawyer pulls a black woman’s hair, slaps & calls her ‘monkey’; after paying bail, walks out of jail

Note from BW of Brazil: In previous articles posted on this blog, I’ve described racism in Brazil as the ‘perfect crime’. I define it as ‘perfect’ because time after time … Continue reading

March 25, 2017 · 3 Comments

“What racism has already caused in my life”: A personal reflection on living in Brazil as a black girl/woman

Note from BW of Brazil: The topic is regularly discussed on this blog. And that’s simply because it exists and there are still people who deny it, minimize it or … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · 1 Comment