Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: representation

White media, black population: Denial of reality – From novelas to newspapers: the black population still occupies subordinate positions in the hegemonic media

Note from BW of Brazil: Brazilian television and the representation of blacks. It’s a topic that can never be discussed because, well, the situation has changed very little. Now of … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Small number of blacks on TV leads to racism in childhood, experts say

Note from BW of Brazil: The day to day experiences of living in a country in which racism and white supremacy are prominent factors can have a very penetrative effect … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

With black representation lacking in Brazilian media, actors bring their perspective to You Tube

Note from BW of Brazil: In past posts, we have seen numerous examples and proof of the vast under-representation of Afro-Brazilian actors in Brazilian film and television. We also have … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

On being a privileged black: The exception among blacks and the exception among whites

Note from BW of Brazil: In today’s piece, Gabriela Gonçalves analyzes the complexity of certain blacks having certain privileges among other blacks even though they are still not able to access … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Is there a such thing as a black princess? ‘Fábula de Vó Ita’, an independent short film about racism and representation in childhood seeks support through crowd-funding

Note from BW of Brazil: Race and representation. It’s a very important topic for us here at BW of Brazil. Brazil’s media clearly doesn’t care that more than half of … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Following in the trail blazed by Carolina de Jesus: A black woman who writes is already a transgressor

Note from BW of Brazil: The written word is a form of expression that has long been either denied or ignored when the writer is Afro-Brazilian. As we touched upon … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

“(Hot) women for all tastes”? Photo featuring all blond women draws fire for sexism and a lack of diversity

Note from BW of Brazil: So here we go again! Yet another example of how Brazil’s media loves to present itself representative of all Brazilians while simultaneously promoting a supposed … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · 1 Comment