Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Among college graduates, whites still earn 47% more than blacks


Note from BW of Brazil: The article we present below doesn’t in fact reveal anything that researchers of racial inequality in Brazil didn’t already know. The fact is that social disparities … Continue reading

November 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Report: The more education Afro-Brazilians receive, the higher the inequality in the job market


Note from BW of Brazil: Along with many other popular beliefs about racism and racial inequality in Brazil is the idea that as Afro-Brazilians attain more education, discrimination against them … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Black Women and Power: We can too!


  Photos: Left to right, top row and bottom row: Benedita da Silva, Federal Deputy and first black woman to serve as governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Célia Sacramento, … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

The battle over Affirmative Action in Brazil


Cotas (Quotas)* For the past decade, the implementation of a quota system to help more of Brazil’s non-whites get into  public federal universities has been one of the most divisive … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

Rising from poor origins, auditor Cláudia Nunes proves that competency has nothing to do with race or gender


Cláudia Nunes: “I didn’t accept the fate of invisibility that is the black woman in Brazil” by Dayene Peixoto, Isabel Vilela, Marcela Heitor, Renata and Rosane Queiroz More than 120 years after … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

Rising from poor origins, auditor Cláudia Nunes proves that competency has nothing to do with race or gender


Cláudia Nunes: “I didn’t accept the fate of invisibility that is the black woman in Brazil” by Dayene Peixoto, Isabel Vilela, Marcela Heitor, Renata and Rosane Queiroz More than 120 years after … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Campaign: "For the Equality of the Black Woman in the Job Market"


“Which of the two works in a position of management?” “In your opinion, which of them has a bigger salary?” “White men earn 66% more than black women” In the … Continue reading

December 8, 2011 · Leave a comment