Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: racist depictions

“Many see a monkey, I see Aladdin’s best friend”: Father apologizes after dressing his black son as Abu from Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ cartoon


Note from BW of Brazil: Hmm, OK, so how should we file this? Should we label it under “we Brazilians aren’t racists”? The “difficulty of Brazilians admitting racist gaffes”? The … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · 11 Comments

Reality show ‘BBB 16’ reproduces a stereotype considered racist with ‘doll sponge’ of afro hair in the program’s kitchen


Note from BW of Brazil: I really do have to believe that people responsible for such things DO in fact know that the things they say and do will provoke controversy … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Relax…It’s just a joke!”: NO! “Humor” on Brazilian television is a racist tragedy


Note from BW of Brazil: The absurdity of Brazilian television is something that one really has to watch to believe. I admit, I don’t spend much time watching it because … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · 2 Comments