Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Against all of the anti-affirmative action rhetoric, see why the university quota system has worked so well in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: A little more than a decade ago, when affirmative action and quotas according to race began to be debated and implemented in Brazilian universities, the … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Black professionals reveal their experiences with prejudice in a new book


Stories of discrimination experienced by black professionals organized into a book A television reporter who has lost count of how many times she’d been mistaken for a makeup artist at … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Debate on the world of black psychologists: Obstacles for Afro-Brazilians entering the profession, blackness as class identity and job market inequality


“The psychologist must first of all recognize the worker. The world of work translates into the class dimension. Let’s think about how to work together for the end to discrimination … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment