Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: racist 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

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 · 5 Comments

Billionaire owner of SBT, Brazil’s third biggest TV network, Silvio Santos, makes a racist comment (again) on his program about a black child’s hair

Note from BW of Brazil: You know, with the rise the internet and social media, reporting on racism in Brazil could could actually be a full-time job on a big … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · 13 Comments

“I hate blacks but Brazil’s goalie has a chance!”- After racist post, federal official justifies himself: “I have a black wife and several black friends”

Note from BW of Brazil: Here we go again! You just gotta love the widespread denial on the topic of racism in Brazil. And the justifications for why one cannot … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · 35 Comments

The maintenance of white supremacy: After filing a lawsuit against the on air racist comment of a TV host, funk singer is banned from TV network

Note from BW of Brazil: Let’s be real. Brazil has a very peculiar manner of dealing with racism. In fact, one could argue it blatantly upholds the practices and ideals … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · 3 Comments

After video receives one million views, model who suffered racism on a bus in the Federal District listens to stories of other victims

Note from BW of Brazil: Another day, another example of the ‘racial democracy’….Not! In the story below we learn about the experience of a model whose released a video about … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bad hair or bad hair day? Singer clarifies his statement that many interpreted as racist; black fan steps forward in defense

Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so today’s feature is a follow up to a recent controversy involving the comment of a singer in boy band posted a few days … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · 2 Comments