Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

In response to racism, Brazilian soccer player eats banana thrown at him; the “we are all monkeys” campaign spreads through social media


Note from BW of Brazil: Brazil, Brazil….So, this is how you fight racism? If you haven’t already heard, over the past week throughout Brazil, a “campaign” has sprung up promoted … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

For Brazil’s Minister of Racial Equality, the figure of Mandela is used to try to disguise racism in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: As the world continues to pay its respects to former South African President and human rights icon, Nelson Mandela, Luiza Bairros, the Minister of the … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Black women are victims of more than 60% of the murders of women in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Today, November 25th, is the International Day for the End of Violence Against Women and this post delves into the racial and color aspects of … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · 5 Comments

Study shows a 15% increase in the number of blacks living in extreme poverty


Note from BW of Brazil: Anyone who has studied sociology or statistics knows that stats and numbers on various topics can be twisted or presented in different manners, while highlighting … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

After historic demonstrations, Brazil’s president meets with 19 black organizations to discuss policies to advance racial equality


Note from BW of Brazil: After the massive protests that took Brazil’s leaders by surprise in June, and a subsequent drop in approval ratings, President Dilma Rouseff has been meeting … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

In only 15 days, more than 800 calls to Disque Racismo (Dial Racism) hotline; almost double the complaints registered in all of 2012


Poster: “Now your voice speaks louder” Note from BW of Brazil: In a quest to track incidents of racial discrimination and racism that occur in the area of the nation’s … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Blacks that ascend socially continue to suffer racism


Social mobility increases cases of racism in malls and universities. Black people face discrimination and prejudice in environments previously frequented only by whites “The social ascension of the black population … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment