Black Women of Brazil

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“But isn’t Brazil a racial democracy?”: Famous interracial couples reveal how they deal with racism in their relationships


Note from BW of Brazil: Always intriguing to read articles such as the one posted below. In relation to interracial relations in Brazil, there are a number of issues that … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why representation matters; Jarid Arraes releases book about black Brazilian heroines and immediately breaks sales record for independent publisher


Note from BW of Brazil: The invisibility of Afro-Brazilian authors, subjects, themes, and protagonists is no secret. Go to any bookstore throughout Brazil, small and independent or large chain stores, … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

University professor tells black student that she can’t be an anchor for television news because of her afro; she would better suited to be weathergirl


Note from BW of Brazil: Yet another example of how Eurocentric standards are upheld at every level in Brazil. After reading about this incident, is there any wonder why so … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · 3 Comments

Of every 100 people murdered in Brazil, 71 are poor, young black people: Is there a hidden agenda to eliminate those considered “socially dangerous”?


Note from BW of Brazil: Although it’s been covered in numerous previous posts, it can never be considered a worn out topic. That is unless you’re a person who isn’t concerned … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

Where are the Afro-Brazilians in history books? 17 black people that you never learned about in school


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s article is short, right to the point and something that my research and experiences on/in Brazil demonstrate why such material is important. The first … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · 5 Comments

For blacks, the end of the line: a panorama of racial inequality in the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul is evident in job opportunities, income and politics


Note from BW of Brazil: As has been documented time and time again, it is not only the numbers that prove the profound racial inequalities in Brazil, but also the … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brazilians expect more representation from advertisements; 85% of blacks believes that companies must respect the diversity of their customers


Note from BW of Brazil: The data is there and has been there for years. In terms of the manner that the Brazilian media portrays Brazilians, the diversity of the … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 · 1 Comment