Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: racist sayings

Whipping your racism: A little story demonstrating the racist words, phrases and thoughts embedded in everyday Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Very  creative text! Today’s piece is a work of fiction written by Stephanie Ribeiro who has been featured on the blog previously. Stephanie weaves into … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

“I don’t want to be racist, but..”: University directors’ reaction to incident once again proves that Brazil doesn’t know how to deal with racism


Note from BW of Brazil: Besides promoting a space for Brazil’s black women and updates on current events involving the general Afro-Brazilian population, another goal of this blog was to … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 8 Comments

Ex-mayor of Dourados sentenced to 3 years in jail and fined R$300,000 for racism


Ex-mayor of Dourados was convicted of racism which was committed in a radio interview.  (Photo courtesy of John Garrigó) by Nicholas Vasconcelos and João Rocha   On March 14th, the former … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · 2 Comments