Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: social mobility

Institutional racism and moral assault…Is there a difference?: A look at racism and bullying on the job


Note from BW of Brazil: While numerous past reports have confirmed the existence of racial discrimination in the job market (professional mobility, hiring, salary, etc) (see here and here, for … Continue reading

November 4, 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

White female soccer fans on dating black players: "If he weren’t a player, I’d stay with my little white guy"


Soccer superstar Ronaldinho Gaúcho “O homem negro é melhor aceito como par quando tem status superior ao da esposa branca, o que serve para “compensar” a diferença entre os dois.” “The … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 14 Comments

Why do black Brazilian men prefer blondes? Part 2


Image taken from Raça Brasil magazine (Continued from Part 1) In the African-American community, particularly in the late 1980s during a quasi-revisiting of the late 60s, early 70s black consciousness era, … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · 1 Comment