Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: white privilege

Imprisoned wife of jailed former governor of Rio allowed to serve time under house arrest because she has children; and what about poor and black women?


Note from BW of Brazil: Before I get into today’s story, I must provide a little background as to how I became aware of it. Being an American in Brazil, … Continue reading

April 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

“Next time, be born white! You have a complex because of being born mulata with hard hair!” Woman is verbally assaulted on Rio beach by middle-aged white woman, a Hitler supporter


Note from BW of Brazil: More from the land of “we Brazilians aren’t racists!” Today’s latest example of unbridled, in your face racism is not at all shocking to me … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 18 Comments

“I am a woman. I’m from the periphery. But I still have an advantage: I’m white” – The recognition of white privilege and racism


Note from BW of Brazil: Sometimes one has to accept the idea that coincidences don’t exist. Sometimes things happen in the universe that demonstrate that things are supposed the happen … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

“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

Why is it that white people only listen to white people? Especially when the subject is racism


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s a trend that we saw very often and it is yet another excellent example of how Brazil doesn’t know how to deal with race. … Continue reading

September 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Dear white “boss”: We know you didn’t mean to come off as a nice “master”, but….: The case of the blond TV host and her black nannies


Note from BW of Brazil: It’s stories such as these are really key for understanding how the racial hierarchy works in a country like Brazil. A few days ago we … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Blond TV host posts photos of her black nannies and is labeled a “slave missus”; to deflect accusations of racism, poses for photos with black security guard!


Note from BW of Brazil: Ah, the race question in Brazil! Really, you just can’t make this stuff up! File the following story under the file of “how Brazil doesn’t … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · 7 Comments