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“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

“Braids are a salvation for those who have bad hair”: Boy band provokes controversy with comments about afro textured hair

Note from BW of Brazil: Imagine this. You have a whole pool full of dirty water. You take a 16 ounce glass and scoop out a glass of water from … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 4 Comments

Breaking the silence: Gymnast who was victim of teammate’s racist joke was under gag order not to speak about incident

Note from BW of Brazil: So now the truth comes out! When we broke this story a few months back, we wondered as to why it seemed that the young, … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

‘We love you’: After making racist joke about their black teammate, men’s national gymnastics team record video apology – situation provokes calls for punishment

Note from BW of Brazil: So typical, so Brazilian! This story is the perfect example of how racism works in Brazil and how the society continues to make superficial claims … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 4 Comments