Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“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

“The place of blacks is not in Mackenzie. It’s in the prison”: Racist graffiti causes outrage among students at University of Mackenzie in São Paulo


Note from BW of Brazil: What’s to say here? Just another example of a contradictory Brazil in everyone wants to believe that “somos todos iguais” (we are all equal) while … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · 1 Comment