Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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Racial inequality in the education system: The modern day slavery that Brazil insists it doesn’t see


Note from BW of Brazil: Can we be real about this? Inequalities in access to quality education should be considered a crime. How can any government claim it seeks equality, … Continue reading

February 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

Rio councilwoman goes through embarrassing airport search in nation’s capital; had bra, body and hair checked as part of patdown procedure


Note from BW of Brazil: So should we consider this another episode of “traveling while black”? I’d say it qualifies! Suspicion of black people is a regular part of everyday … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wrong place, wrong time? Singer arrested after getting off a bus later set ablaze in protest against prison conditions; young woman maintains her innocence


Note from BW of Brazil: Well there is certainly a lot going on this case! But once again, it’s nothing surprising because nearly all of the details presented in today’s story … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · 2 Comments

Identities of Brazil: Real stories and experiences in the lives of people struggling for racial equality


Note from BW of Brazil: The personal stories presented in today’s post are simply more common experiences of those that this blog has brought you for the past years. Brazilians … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Let’s talk about Afro-Brazilian authors: Journalist Etiene Martins creates channel to discuss Black Literature


Note from BW of Brazil: Yes, black Brazilian authors and black Brazilian literature exists! They may be extremely difficult to find in popular bookstores, but if you really have an … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

The first in her family to earn a postgraduate degree, Mariana Fernandes discusses how affirmative action policies transformed her life


Note from BW of Brazil: Stories such as this one featured here today are perfect examples of why this blog exists in the first place. This short article touches on a … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Whites still make up 90% of Brazilian advertising, but three recent commercials featuring Afro-Brazilians provide a glimmer of hope for racial diversity


Note from BW of Brazil: One post (among many) revealed a fact that is quite shocking: “In Brazilian advertising, more than 90% of the protagonists continue to be white.” Anyone … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 2 Comments