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White actor grunts, makes monkey gestures and wears blackface in “imitation” of Africans: Latest TV disgrace has even Senegal calling Brazil “extremely racist”

Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil, Brazil, Brazil…So Brazilians really think this is funny? Beyond our previous post on the topic of the popularity of blackface in Brazil being due … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · 5 Comments

Singer Teló’s usage of ‘blackface’ is the result of our ignorance of racism

Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil’s apparent obsession with blackface. We’ve touched on the topic in various posts over the past few years. But since our first discussion on the … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Is Brazil the new home of blackface? What’s driving an apparent fascination with wearing this makeup?

Note from BW of Brazil: OK, seriously, what’s going here? This blog is perhaps the first to present this issue to an English-speaking audience about the practice of blackface in … Continue reading

July 6, 2015 · 5 Comments