Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“Quota monkeys get out!” – Racial tension intensifies after more racist graffiti found at university; but why is there more outrage over the repudiation than the racism that provoked it?


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s piece provides us with the latest example of how racial tensions continue to heat up in Brazil. Back in March, we presented a report … Continue reading

November 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

At Brazil’s top university, black militants invade a class and initiate a debate on quotas and racism


Note from BW of Brazil: So the debate rages on! Nowadays it’s impossible to get an understanding of how people see race, class and privilege without tackling the issue of … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 5 Comments

“Emancipation, inclusion and exclusion” photo exhibit provides a glimpse into the everyday lives of slaves in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Following up a recent post here that featured a set of photographic images of Afro-Brazilian children in the 19th century, more photos from Brazil’s 350 … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

Study finds that 99% of Brazilian diplomats and federal university professors are white


Note from BW of Brazil: In yet another stunning example of racial inequality in Brazil, a 2005 study found that 99% of Brazil’s diplomats and college professors are white. And … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Black women discuss institutional racism, the "erasing" of prominent black Brazilians and the race question in universities


Janaína Damasceno, Juliana Nunes, Andressa Marques and Maria Aparecida Silva Bento discuss institucional racism Organizers, lecturers, exhibitors and militants of the Movimento Negro in Brazil – the force of the … Continue reading

December 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Black women discuss institutional racism, the "erasing" of prominent black Brazilians and the race question in universities


by Joceline Gomes According to recent figures, less than 1% the 6,000 doctorates that are awarded every year in Brazil are earned by Afro-Brazilians and less than 1% of these … Continue reading

December 9, 2011 · Leave a comment