Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: social inequality

Minister of Human Rights at center of controversy after saying her monthly R$33,000 salary is equal to ‘slave work’: “How will I eat, drink and put on shoes?”

Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes I really have to wonder what goes on in the minds of black elites. I mean, some of the things they say and do make … Continue reading

November 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

As debate on vigilante action continues, two prominent conservatives lynch homeless black youth in public opinion

Note from BW of Brazil: The past week has been yet another battle of public opinion that has once shown a Brazil divided into two sides. The controversy surrounds yet … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Economic Affairs Committee rejects Senate bill of reparations for slavery; estimation of payments valued at US$8 quadrillion

Note from BW of Brazil: The topic of reparations for the horrors, violations and damages due to the inhumane practice of slavery has been a hot topic for a number … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

While all three refer to persons of African descent, what is the difference between the terms preto, pardo and negro?

BW of Brazil: The question of race has long been a source of confusion in Brazil. On the one hand, the country has promoted itself as a huge melting pot … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nannies and maids: relations that perpetuate racism and sexism

Note from BW of Brazil: With the recent passage of the new law that expands the rights of maids in Brazil, the web is full of stories and essays that highlight the relations … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Income of Black Brazilians Doubles, But Social Disparities Persist

March commemorating the Day of Black Consciousness in São Paulo, Brazil   Note from BW of Brazil: The article below summarizes many of the topics consistently covered on the BW of … Continue reading

March 27, 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