Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

The ambiguous trajectory of racism in futebol in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: The question of racism is a topic that we frequently approach on this blog and for a number of reasons. 1) Many people outside of … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · 40 Comments

Embattled Brazilian coach says he feels Afro-Brazilian because of the beatings he takes! Movimento Negro repudiates his comment as Brazil’s National Team disappoints again


Note from BW of Brazil: The fall from grace is often very painful. Brazil has been known as the country of the “beautiful game” since winning three of four World … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Pelé’s latest downplay of racism updates his status as “house negro” – Message to “the King”: Please SHUT UP!!


Note from BW of Brazil: So what is another headline making piece about Brazilian racism without a ridiculous statement by our dear “King of futebol”, Pelé? Before I get into Mr. … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

“It had to be a black”: Brazilians use racist insults after player’s error in opening World Cup match


Note from BW of Brazil: You really have to love the internet. Well, not always…The World Wide Web can be both a blessing and a curse depending on how its … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

Brazil: One big, happy mixed family? Not exactly…The shame and dehumanizing of its black population


Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so by now, you must already know the story. Brazil, the great melting pot where everyone is a mixed blood in a country where … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Social consciousness and the rich black athlete – conflicting entities? The case of Pelé


The legendary talents of the great Pelé have rightly earned him the nickname “O Rei”, meaning “The King” and cemented his place in sports history among millions of fans around … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · 5 Comments

Bruna – A fan of São Paulo’s soccer dynasty, Corinthians: photo gallery 2


Bruna is a fan of the Sport Club Corinthians Paulista commonly known Corinthians and referred to as Timão (meaning the “Big Team”). In this essay, she competes to become the most beautiful … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 1 Comment